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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.

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

The first movie does a better job of everything this one does rendering the second installment redundant – painless but purposeless.

Run Time: 1:31
U.S. Release Date: 2018-03-23
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Amanda Sthers
Cast: Toni Collette, Harvey Keitel, Rossy De Palma, Michael Smiley, Tom Hughes

Rossy de Palma is great but she’s not in enough scenes to salvage a movie that lacks substance and focus.

The muddling of historical fiction with the Grand Guignol is an uneven mix that never fully gels.

Run Time: 1:29
U.S. Release Date: 1992-12-11
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Musical
Director: Brian Henson
Cast: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz

"The Muppet Christmas Carol" is a curiosity for those desperate to have a dash of Kermit to go along with their mug of Scrooge.

A little like "The Purge" in an office building with the best moments coming in the early-going.

Functions more as a diversion than a fully satisfying motion picture, although, for something streaming on Netflix, a “diversion” is usually good enough.

With "mother!", director Darren Aronofsky seems determined to baffle, infuriate, and divide his audience.

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2016-05-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Jodie Foster
Cast: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell, Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe

The movie is unable to overcome a shaky narrative whose increasing preposterousness ensures it’s difficult to take seriously.