Sight and Sound 2016. All the films reviewed in Volume 26.

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1. Arrival (II) (2016)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

81 Metascore

A linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 549,897 | Gross: $100.55M

2. Doctor Strange (2016)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

72 Metascore

While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong

Votes: 554,865 | Gross: $232.64M

3. United States of Love (2016)

106 min | Drama

Poland, 1990. The first euphoric year of freedom, but also of uncertainty for the future. Four apparently happy women of different ages decide it's time to change their lives, and fulfill their desires.

Director: Tomasz Wasilewski | Stars: Julia Kijowska, Magdalena Cielecka, Dorota Kolak, Marta Nieradkiewicz

Votes: 1,583

4. The Accountant (2016)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama

51 Metascore

As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities, and the body count starts to rise.

Director: Gavin O'Connor | Stars: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 244,651 | Gross: $86.26M

5. American Pastoral (2016)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama

43 Metascore

An All-American college star and his beauty queen wife watch their seemingly perfect life fall apart as their daughter joins the turmoil of '60s America.

Director: Ewan McGregor | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, Peter Riegert

Votes: 13,947 | Gross: $0.54M

6. Burn Burn Burn (2015)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

Following the death of their friend, two girls in their late twenties embark on a road trip to spread his ashes. Seph and Alex take turns driving. Dan is in the glove compartment, in tupperware, decreasing in volume as the trip progresses.

Director: Chanya Button | Stars: Laura Carmichael, Chloe Pirrie, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Joe Dempsie

Votes: 1,528

7. Chi-Raq (2015)

R | 127 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

77 Metascore

A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago, Illinois.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris, Wesley Snipes, Angela Bassett

Votes: 8,467 | Gross: $2.65M

8. Creepy (2016)

Not Rated | 130 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

76 Metascore

Takakura is a former detective. He receives a request from his ex-colleague, Nogami, to examine a missing family case that occurred 6 years earlier. Takakura follows Saki's memory. She is ... See full summary »

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yûko Takeuchi, Toru Baba, Ryôko Fujino

Votes: 3,593

9. The Darkest Universe (2016)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

THE DARKEST UNIVERSE is BAFTA-nominated directors Will Sharpe and Tom Kingsley's surreal and hilarious follow-up to the critically acclaimed BLACK POND. Described by Sharpe and Kingsley as ... See full summary »

Directors: Tom Kingsley, Will Sharpe | Stars: Will Sharpe, Tiani Ghosh, Joe Thomas, Sophia Di Martino

Votes: 179

10. Dog Eat Dog (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Thriller

53 Metascore

A crew of ex-cons are hired by a Cleveland mafioso to kidnap the baby of a rival mobster.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Christopher Matthew Cook, Omar J. Dorsey

Votes: 7,205

11. The Dreamed Ones (2016)

89 min | Drama

Based on the almost 20-year correspondence between the poet Ingeborg Bachmann and the poet Paul Celan.

Director: Ruth Beckermann | Stars: Anja Plaschg, Laurence Rupp

Votes: 194

12. The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

77 Metascore

High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother.

Director: Kelly Fremon Craig | Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner, Kyra Sedgwick

Votes: 94,570 | Gross: $14.26M

13. Ethel & Ernest (2016)

Not Rated | 94 min | Animation, Drama, History

72 Metascore

The life and times of the parents of the hailed British graphic novelist, Raymond Briggs.

Director: Roger Mainwood | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Brenda Blethyn, Luke Treadaway, Harry Collett

Votes: 2,529

14. Francofonia (2015)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, History

71 Metascore

A history of the Louvre during the Nazi occupation and a meditation on the meaning and timelessness of art.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Benjamin Utzerath, Vincent Nemeth, Johanna Korthals Altes

Votes: 2,415 | Gross: $0.30M

15. Gimme Danger (2016)

R | 108 min | Documentary, Music

72 Metascore

An in-depth look at the legendary punk band, The Stooges.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Iggy Pop, Jim Jarmusch, Bob Waller, The Stooges

Votes: 4,461 | Gross: $0.44M

16. The Girl on the Train (2016)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

48 Metascore

A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.

Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux

Votes: 159,206 | Gross: $75.40M

17. Girls Lost (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

69 Metascore

Nectar from a magic flower allows three girls to live as boys for a while.

Director: Alexandra-Therese Keining | Stars: Tuva Jagell, Emrik Öhlander, Louise Nyvall, Alexander Gustavsson

Votes: 963

18. 100 Streets (2016)

93 min | Drama

44 Metascore

Three people, three extraordinary stories. All lived out within a hundred London streets.

Director: Jim O'Hanlon | Stars: Gemma Arterton, Idris Elba, Jo Martin, Tom Cullen

Votes: 3,495

19. Indignation (2016)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

78 Metascore

In 1951, Marcus, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection, amid the ongoing Korean War.

Director: James Schamus | Stars: Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Tijuana Ricks, Sue Dahlman

Votes: 10,942 | Gross: $3.40M

20. Inferno (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

42 Metascore

When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Irrfan Khan, Ben Foster

Votes: 146,725 | Gross: $34.34M

21. The Innocents (2016)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, History

78 Metascore

1945. Mathilde is a French Red Cross doctor working on a mission to help the French survivors of the German camps. While she works in Poland, she is asked for help by a nun. In her convent, several nuns got pregnant.

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Lou de Laâge, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza, Vincent Macaigne

Votes: 8,550 | Gross: $1.06M

22. Into the Inferno (2016)

104 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

An exploration of active volcanoes around the world.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Clive Oppenheimer, Maurice Krafft, Katia Krafft

Votes: 6,211

23. I, Olga Hepnarova (2016)

Not Rated | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

57 Metascore

"My verdict is : I, Olga Hepnarová, the victim of your bestiality, sentence you to death penalty." Those were the famous words of the 22-year-old mass murderer Olga Hepnarová, who in 1973 drove a truck into a group of innocent people in Prague.

Directors: Petr Kazda, Tomás Weinreb | Stars: Michalina Olszanska, Martin Pechlát, Klára Melísková, Marika Soposká

Votes: 1,997

24. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Thriller

47 Metascore

Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name while on the run as a fugitive from the law.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge, Robert Knepper

Votes: 128,847 | Gross: $58.70M

25. Magnus (2016)

78 min | Documentary

52 Metascore

Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian chess prodigy, becomes a grandmaster at age 13 and world champion in 2013.

Director: Benjamin Ree | Stars: Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, Viswanathan Anand

Votes: 1,686 | Gross: $0.01M

26. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

PG-13 | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

57 Metascore

When Jacob (Asa Butterfield) discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench

Votes: 147,466 | Gross: $87.24M

27. M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016)

Not Rated | 184 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

The untold story of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's journey from ticket collector to trophy collector - the world-cup-winning captain of the Indian Cricket Team.

Director: Neeraj Pandey | Stars: Sushant Singh Rajput, Kiara Advani, Anupam Kher, Disha Patani

Votes: 29,842 | Gross: $1.78M

28. My Feral Heart (2016)

83 min | Drama

Luke, an independent young man with Down's syndrome stumbles upon a wild and life changing friendship.

Director: Jane Gull | Stars: Steven Brandon, Shana Swash, Sarah Ioannou, Will Rastall

Votes: 230

29. The New Man (2016)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

A creative documentary about becoming a parent... and how to reconceive yourself. Fiction director Josh Appignanesi turns the camera on himself and his wife as they undergo the ordeal of ... See full summary »

Directors: Josh Appignanesi, Devorah Baum | Stars: Adam Andrusier, Lisa Appignanesi, Richard Appignanesi, Chloe Aridjis

Votes: 12

30. Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

65 Metascore

In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business by inviting an evil presence into their home, not realizing how dangerous it is.

Director: Mike Flanagan | Stars: Elizabeth Reaser, Lulu Wilson, Annalise Basso, Henry Thomas

Votes: 50,144 | Gross: $34.90M

31. Paterson (2016)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

90 Metascore

A quiet observation of the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Nellie, Rizwan Manji

Votes: 61,585 | Gross: $2.14M

32. Rupture (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 102 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

35 Metascore

A single mom tries to break free from a mysterious organization that has abducted her.

Director: Steven Shainberg | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Michael Chiklis, Kerry Bishé, Peter Stormare

Votes: 5,764

33. Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (2016)

76 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

Trace the rise of contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang from childhood in Mao's China to global art world superstar, and join his quest to realize his lifelong obsession: Sky Ladder.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Ian Buruma, Guo-Qiang Cai, Wen-You Cai, Wenhao Cai

Votes: 975

34. Storks (2016)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

56 Metascore

Storks have moved on from delivering babies to packages. But when an order for a baby appears, the best delivery stork must scramble to fix the error by delivering the baby.

Directors: Nicholas Stoller, Doug Sweetland | Stars: Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Kelsey Grammer, Jennifer Aniston

Votes: 52,748 | Gross: $72.68M

35. A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)

Not Rated | 103 min | Biography, Drama, Family

54 Metascore

Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Luke Treadaway, Bob the Cat, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt

Votes: 24,884 | Gross: $0.04M

36. Sully (2016)

PG-13 | 96 min | Biography, Drama

74 Metascore

The story of Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks), an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Valerie Mahaffey

Votes: 217,848 | Gross: $125.07M

37. 13th (2016)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary, Crime, News

88 Metascore

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Melina Abdullah, Michelle Alexander, Cory Booker, Dolores Canales

Votes: 21,351

38. A United Kingdom (2016)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

The story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil.

Director: Amma Asante | Stars: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton, Jack Davenport

Votes: 12,994 | Gross: $3.90M

39. The Unknown Girl (2016)

Unrated | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

65 Metascore

A female doctor gets obsessed with the case of a dead woman after learning that the woman had died shortly after having rung her door for help.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Adèle Haenel, Olivier Bonnaud, Jérémie Renier, Louka Minnella

Votes: 6,656 | Gross: $0.15M

40. The Wailing (2016)

TV-MA | 156 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

81 Metascore

Soon after a stranger arrives in a little village, a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman, drawn into the incident, is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.

Director: Hong-jin Na | Stars: Jun Kunimura, Jung-min Hwang, Do-won Kwak, Woo-hee Chun

Votes: 40,864

41. We Are the Flesh (2016)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

62 Metascore

After wandering a ruined city for years in search of food and shelter, two siblings find their way into one of the last remaining buildings. Inside, they find a man who will make them a dangerous offer to survive the outside world.

Director: Emiliano Rocha Minter | Stars: Noé Hernández, María Evoli, Diego Gamaliel, Gabino Rodríguez

Votes: 1,948

42. Your Name. (2016)

PG | 106 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

79 Metascore

Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart?

Director: Makoto Shinkai | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Ryô Narita, Aoi Yûki

Votes: 158,206 | Gross: $5.02M

43. After Love (2016)

100 min | Drama

66 Metascore

After 15 years of marriage, a couple with two kids is about to divorce. Until the husband find a new place to live, they have to cohabit, and figure out how to share their belongings.

Director: Joachim Lafosse | Stars: Bérénice Bejo, Cédric Kahn, Marthe Keller, Jade Soentjens

Votes: 1,792 | Gross: $0.01M

44. Kate Plays Christine (2016)

Not Rated | 112 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

6.3