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Christine

At times, watching Christine is akin to witnessing a disaster unfold in slow motion.

Spa Night

A closeted young Korean American finds a job at a bathhouse and navigates the discreet sex scene.

Hidden Figures

It’s the triumphant historical crowd-pleaser we need right now.

The Founder

Viewers learn what went on behind the scenes at McDonald’s—and then some—in this biopic of businessman Roy Kroc, played by the film’s life force, Michael Keaton.

Paterson

The things that happen to a bus driver named Paterson in Paterson, New Jersey.

Nocturnal Animals

A permeating sense of threat and regret ooze from one twisted (in more ways than one) storyline to another.

20th Century Women

Generations of women (and a son) experience 1979 Southern California.

Fences

A classic family drama for the ages

Best of 2016

It was a very good year, so much so that there were numerous ways to come up with a credible best-of list featuring a wide range of movies.