John Goodman

Two thrillers and a charmer: 10 Cloverfield Lane, River, and The Little Prince

Also Only Yesterday, a little-seen animated film from Japan, and Kinderwald, an fairy tale for adults about pioneering immigrants

A Hollywood black mark in Trumbo, a new Rocky in Creed and an infamous psych experiment at Stanford

Also new European films, a slacker’s turnaround and dinosaurs for the kids

For Christmas time: Meryl Streep as a witch, three films about painters, plus war and gambling

Also in the spirit of the season, the “Best of the Year” make a brief return