Sight and Sound 2016. All the films reviewed in Volume 26.by stuartianburns | created - 15 Jul 2018 | updated - 27 Jul 2018 | Public
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1. Arrival (II) (2016)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A linguist works with the military to communicate with alien lifeforms after twelve mysterious spacecraft appear around the world.
Votes: 549,897 | Gross: $100.55M
2. Doctor Strange (2016)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.
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.
4. The Accountant (2016)
R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 244,651 | Gross: $86.26M
5. American Pastoral (2016)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama
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.
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.
7. Chi-Raq (2015)
R | 127 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago, Illinois.
Votes: 8,467 | Gross: $2.65M
8. Creepy (2016)
Not Rated | 130 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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 »
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 »
12. The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama
High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother.
Votes: 94,570 | Gross: $14.26M
14. Francofonia (2015)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, History
A history of the Louvre during the Nazi occupation and a meditation on the meaning and timelessness of art.
Votes: 2,415 | Gross: $0.30M
16. The Girl on the Train (2016)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.
Votes: 159,206 | Gross: $75.40M
19. Indignation (2016)
R | 110 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 10,942 | Gross: $3.40M
20. Inferno (I) (2016)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 146,725 | Gross: $34.34M
21. The Innocents (2016)
PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, History
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.
Votes: 8,550 | Gross: $1.06M
23. I, Olga Hepnarova (2016)
Not Rated | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
"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.
24. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Thriller
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.
Votes: 128,847 | Gross: $58.70M
26. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
PG-13 | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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.
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.
Votes: 29,842 | Gross: $1.78M
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 »
30. Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)
PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
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.
Votes: 50,144 | Gross: $34.90M
33. Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (2016)
76 min | Documentary
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.
34. Storks (2016)
PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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.
Votes: 52,748 | Gross: $72.68M
35. A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)
Not Rated | 103 min | Biography, Drama, Family
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.
Votes: 24,884 | Gross: $0.04M
36. Sully (2016)
PG-13 | 96 min | Biography, Drama
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.
Votes: 217,848 | Gross: $125.07M
38. A United Kingdom (2016)
PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 12,994 | Gross: $3.90M
39. The Unknown Girl (2016)
Unrated | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 6,656 | Gross: $0.15M
40. The Wailing (2016)
TV-MA | 156 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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.
41. We Are the Flesh (2016)
Not Rated | 79 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
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.
42. Your Name. (2016)
PG | 106 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Two strangers find themselves linked in a bizarre way. When a connection forms, will distance be the only thing to keep them apart?
Votes: 158,206 | Gross: $5.02M
43. After Love (2016)
100 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 1,792 | Gross: $0.01M
44. Kate Plays Christine (2016)
Not Rated | 112 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama