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  • Dumbo

    Dumbo

    ★★

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    Disney is showing no signs of slowing down in its effort to remake all of its classic animated films, but it is easy to justify taking a crack at Dumbo. Clocking in at just over an hour long, the 1941 original is light on story, and famous for scenes that have aged poorly, to say the least. It’s also easy to see why Tim Burton was chosen for the job: Dumbo is considered a…

  • Us

    Us

    ★★★★

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    In compelling horror-thriller Us, Jordan Peele turns his forensic eye on the ways in which humans are their own worst enemies – packing in home invasion, zombies and high concept sci-fi tropes on the way. The pace is relentless and exhilarating, but dangles the question of how to bring the mayhem to a satisfying conclusion. And in truth, Peele’s scalpel does slip slightly in the last 15 minutes; having opened a rich metaphorical vein,…

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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…