James McAvoy

It Chapter Two

“Jon Carter,” “Van Helsing,” “Scorpion King,” and “Jupiter Ascending” provide great company for “It Chapter Two,”  another disappointing, big-budget studio release. Full disclosure: I wasn’t a fan of the 2017 remake, but this bloated sequel is far worse. The most obvious problem is the entirely unnecessary three-hour running time. The decision to regurgitate much of the […]

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The one element of Split that should have worked above everything else was James McAvoy’s multiple personality performance. Writer/director M. Night Shyamalan returns after mediocre success with The Visit (2015), claiming Split was his most difficult shoot to date. The difficulty seems to be inherent as Shyamalan introduces too many components that detract from McAvoy’s

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