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  • Glass

    Glass

    ★★★

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    The third instalment in a surprise hero trilogy revealed in 2017’s Split, Glass is a very messy (but very fun) twist on the superhero movie that brings all of M. Night’s hard work since 2000’s Unbreakable to fruition.

    Looping back around to the premise set up in Unbreakable, that comics are a form of historical text and therefore prove the existence of superheroes, Glass places its three extraordinary characters in a psychiatric hospital where…

  • Mary Queen of Scots

    Mary Queen of Scots

    ★★

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    It’s hard to imagine a juicier historical story to film. Two rare female leaders in 16th century Britain, locked in fights for their crowns, their heritage and their lives – all while trying to steal each other’s kingdoms.

    Beau Willimon’s script, based on John Guy’s book, provides a decent approximation of the true story of Mary Queen of Scots, and her first cousin Queen Elizabeth I of England. It’s history with the gaps filled…

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  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★★★

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    From the moment Lady Gaga was cast in this fourth big-screen iteration of A Star Is Born, everyone involved must have been thrilled to have its title take on such an obvious double meaning. She is, of course, already a global superstar, but as her character Ally increases in fame and status throughout the film so too does the evidence that Gaga has everything it takes to be a movie star too.

    She’s the…

  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★★

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    Damien Chazelle trades in the arts for the sciences with First Man, focusing in on Neil Armstrong’s moon landing in this handsome, technically astonishing awards contender. It’s a surprising choice for the Whiplash and La La Land director, moving from pacey musical drama into the realm of the biopic, scripted by The Post writer Josh Singer rather than Chazelle himself.

    For the most part, this change is handled extremely well, and Chazelle gets to…