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Posted on December 9, 2016 by

Office Christmas Party

Starring: TJ Miller, Jason Bateman, Jennifer Anniston, Olivia Munn, Jillian Bell, Courtney B. Vance, Rob Corrdry, Kate McKinnon, Randall Park

Directed by: Will Speck, Josh Gordon

Plot: A failing branch of a tech company in Chicago throw a massive Christmas party in a last ditch effort to land a huge client and save their jobs.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 44%

Critic Consensus: “Its cast of gifted comics is good for a handful of laughs, but Office Christmas Party‘s overstuffed plot ultimately proves roughly as disappointing as its clich├ęd gags and forced sentimentality”

Miss Sloane

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alison Pill, Michael Stuhlbarg, Jake Lacy

Directed by: John Madden

Plot: A high powered lobbyist takes on the biggest challenge of her career.

RT Freshness: 63%

Critic Consensus: “Miss Sloane sits squarely on the shoulder’s of Jessica Chastain’s performance — and she responds with awards-worthy work that single-handedly elevates the film”

Nocturnal Animals

Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher

Directed by: Tom Ford

Plot: An art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband’s novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat and a symbolic revenge tale.

RT Freshness: 72%

Critic Consensus: “Well-acted and lovely to look at, Nocturnal Animals further underscores writer-director Tom Ford’s distinctive visual and narrative skill”

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