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Although the lead character’s arc is troubled and conflicted, the ending makes her seem more like a superhero than the material warrants.

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-01-31
MPAA Rating: "G"
Genre: Drama
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Cast: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Leo McKern, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles, Susannah York, Nigel Davenport, John Hurt

Offers an engaging, if somewhat dry, history lesson leavened with low-key drollness and powerful acting.

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-12-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: War/Drama
Director: Keith Gordon
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Gary Sinise, Peter Berg, Kevin Dillon, Arye Gross, Frank Whaley, John C. McGinley

Powerful without being overbearing, emphasizing the nonsensical aspects of war without dragging the viewer into the trenches and burying him/her in mud.

Run Time: 2:10
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-03-19
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Musical
Director: Rob Marshall
Cast: Emily Blunt, David Warner, Angela Lansbury, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dick Van Dyke

"Mary Poppins Returns" is an imperfect sequel but as a throw-away holiday film designed to provide a family viewing experience, it satisfies a need.

Run Time: 2:08
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-03-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Christian Rivers
Cast: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae, Leila George, Ronan Raftery, Patrick Malahide, Stephan Lang

As shepherded by filmmakers with a penchant for visual storytelling, "Mortal Engines" is two hours well-spent.

A respectable venture that fails to generate the kind of gripping, compulsively watchable melodrama and adventure needed to keep the audience engaged.

Without demonizing individuals, McCarey pinpoints the self-absorption that results in the neglect of those whose presence demands sacrifice.

Although "MDMA" goes to some dark places and features its share of ugly scenes, it’s ultimately a story of hope and redemption.

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2018-08-17
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Peter Berg
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, John Malkovich, Ronda Rousey, Carlo Alban, Sam Medina

Delivers precisely what’s expected from a violent, escapist action film and does so with brevity and shock power.

By failing to embrace the absurdity of the situation, the movie sets itself up as just another summer blockbuster-of-the-week.