No films to pan today. Here are three good ones.
In The Edge of Seventeen, a socially awkward teen girl has loads of problems, especially after her beloved father dies, and her only friend begins a romantic relationship with her brother. She regards her brother as a shallow and narcissistic jerk, but in her pain and loneliness, she is perhaps more self-absorbed and indifferent to the feelings of others. We understand why she's bitter, angry and tormented, but she can't find a measure of relief until she realizes that she's taken much for granted about the kindness of others, and has been superficial in her own judgements. Not a perfect film, but a solid film at 88/100.
Arrival tells the story of aliens visiting earth from a different dimension where neither time nor communication are linear, with the former giving rise the latter. This film is mind-bending and, in the end, emotionally complex. It leaves you with the question: If you could see your entire life, past present and future, all at once, would you change anything to avert terrible suffering that you know will come your way? Can you even change the future if everything is really now? Even if you believe you would make changes, Arrival compellingly invites you to think twice about what your decision would be. 93 out of 100.
The best of the three films I'm recommending today is Manchester By The Sea, starring Casey Affleck, Kyle Chandler and Michelle Williams. Affleck turns in a perfect performance in a moving film, showing that emotional recovery from traumatic tragedy is not always possible, and when it's possible, caveats and limitations may apply. I won't reveal the specifics because this one is best seen without plot reveals. Just now checking Rotten Tomatoes to create the link above, I see that both critics and audience rate this film on a scale of 1 to 100, exactly as I rate it. 97/100 See. This. Movie.