James Rosario

Murder on the Orient Express
A flawed but ultimately enjoyable old-school murder mystery.

Thor: Ragnarok
Finally, a superhero film that successfully showcases the outlandish and ridiculous aspects of the genre in the best of possible ways.

Blade Runner 2049
A visually rich sci-fi noir with a great cast and story to boot.

Lucky
A touching and endearing send-off to a great actor and a great man.

Dolores
An engaging and insightful documentary that sheds much needed light on one of America's greatest heroes.

It
A decent horror entry that does its best to cram a lot of source material into a mere two hours.

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World
An enlightening documentary that does its best to scratch the surface of a subject that deserves a much deeper look.

Columbus
A truly beautiful and refreshing film that offers much more than one might think.

Ingrid Goes West
An overall effective critique on the power of perceived identity.

Lady Macbeth
A bleak and difficult film that's held together by the stellar performance of its young star.

Dunkirk
A spectacular war film that sets itself apart from its contemporaries.

War for the Planet of the Apes
A compelling story, along with top notch visual effects, are at the heart of this thrilling trilogy conclusion.

Baby Driver
A much better than anticipated way to spend a few hours at the movies.

Transformers: The Last Knight
I've tried to think of a movie worse than this one (I haven't come up with anything yet, but I'll keep you posted).

I, Daniel Blake
Pointless bureaucracy and amazing performances take center stage in this moving film about people who are just trying to get by.

The Bad Batch
A film with a lot of possibilities that are unfortunately never quite realized.

It Comes At Night
An intense and truly scary examination of what we all may be capable of

Citizen Jane
A eye-opening documentary about what makes a city successful, and what causes its demise.

I Called Him Morgan
A beautiful and gripping documentary about a talent whose life was cut short.

The Transfiguration
A unique and look at the vampire genre, and possibly the best horror movie of the year so far.

The Lure
A great premise that gets bogged down by a scattered narrative.

The Void
A nearly great exercise in Lovecraftian cosmic horror.

After the Storm
A wonderful and moving story about the people we hoped we'd become.

Logan
An amazing send-off to our favorite savage hero

Get Out
A very fun, and satirical, addition to the horror genre that is almost as good as the hype

I Am Not Your Negro
A beautiful and poignant film spun entirely from the eloquent words of author James Baldwin

Seasons
A beautiful nature documentary that shines above its predecessors due to its unique narrative structure and breathtaking cinematography

Embrace of the Serpent
The Daily Orca's James Rosario picks his Top 10 Films of 2016.

Timothy Leary and Ram Dass
A touching story of friendship and counter-culture that could have benefited from a little more turning on and tuning in.

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