A once-in-a-generation performer gave me a once-in-a-lifetime experience that left my ears ringing, my voice croaky and the biggest smile ever.
An exceptionally well-performed cultural piece exploring race, sexuality and identity that deserves all its accolades will resonate with many watchers, but slow plot and pacing left me in the dark.
An uplifting and entertaining film about an important untold story of three African-American women at NASA who overcame great adversities to be of service to their nation.
A surprise performer of the year, this modern Western updates the old 'steal from rich, give to poor' storyline with brilliant performances but an overall average plot.
My Oscar predictions for 2017!
An inspirational yet graphic depiction of an extraordinary conscientious objector who become a hero without ever shooting a single bullet.
An underrated, charming and refreshing film that expertly threads humour into deeper issues of family, guilt and death.
Based on a best-selling video game, this film makes a decent attempt of recreating the magic of the game, with stunning visuals and score, but the fast pacing and thin plot ultimately prevents it from becoming great.
A disappointing attempt at a WWII spy thriller with a flimsy plot and non-existent chemistry, that fails to utilise its star power but does display impressive cinematography.
A heartwarming and tearjerking film about a man determined to find his family in India, and the struggles of identity while growing up in Australia.