The Best Summer Movies: Our Critics' Picks for June 2016


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"In Anna Rose Holmer’s The Fits, emotion becomes motion and psychology becomes space. It’s a coming-of-age story, but Holmer mostly eschews dialogue and standard storytelling devices; she tells her tale through movements and patterns and the way that she films them. The Fits follows Toni (Royalty Hightower), an 11-year-old tomboy who spends her days in an inner-city Cincinnati boxing gym with her brother, furiously doing situps and working on her punches and footwork. Practicing next door in the same community center is an all-girl dance squad, the Lionesses. Pulled in by their allure, Toni joins them, but she struggles to fit in." — Bilge Ebiri

For more, read our review of
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"In Anna Rose Holmer’s The Fits, emotion becomes motion and psychology becomes space. It’s a coming-of-age story, but Holmer mostly eschews dialogue and standard storytelling devices; she tells her tale through movements and patterns and the way that she films them. The Fits follows Toni (Royalty Hightower), an 11-year-old tomboy who spends her days in an inner-city Cincinnati boxing gym with her brother, furiously doing situps and working on her punches and footwork. Practicing next door in the same community center is an all-girl dance squad, the Lionesses. Pulled in by their allure, Toni joins them, but she struggles to fit in." — Bilge Ebiri

For more, read our review of The Fits.; Credit: Oscilloscope Laboratories
Our film critics spent serious time in front of the big screen this month to pick their 12 favorite films of June 2016. If a few haven't opened in a theater near you just yet, don't fret: There's always a chance you'll be able to stream them on your small screen.