Consensus Comparison: Michael Bay, Philippe Garrel January 16, 2016

Like it or not, Sundance starts next week. I don’t expect to tweet about roundups as much as usual. I’ll try to only link to a Sundance movie if it receives five or more reviews, since three feels insufficient. If you want to follow along with more of what’s being reviewed, there’s the Sundance menu on the homepage, as well as the rankings and festival pages which will be created shortly after the festival kicks off.

Your Film of the Week is Philippe Garrel’s In the Shadow of Women.

In 2015, I made an effort to cover Oscar contenders more than in previous years. I discontinued coverage of Trumbo because the reviews were so bad, but now that Bryan Cranston’s been nominated, I feel obligated to return to it. The movie has been added to the Too High/Too Low post from December 31st.

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi by Michael Bay (United States)

Rotten Tomatoes: 59 • 102 reviews
Metacritic: 48 • 33 reviews
Critics Round Up: 57 • 11 reviews

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In the Shadow of Women by Philippe Garrel (France)

Rotten Tomatoes: 95 • 20 reviews
Metacritic: 75 • 11 reviews
Critics Round Up: 88 • 26 reviews

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Trumbo by Jay Roach (United States)

Rotten Tomatoes: 70 • 114 reviews
Metacritic: 60 • 32 reviews
Critics Round Up: 41 • 8 reviews

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