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The Old Man & the Gun (2018) starring Robert Redford

David Lowery follows up A Ghost Story with this classy epitaph to the career of Robert Redford, who plays real-life bank robber Forrest Tucker. It's somewhat corny but in the best possible way. Also starring Sissy Spacek, Casey Affleck and Danny Glover.

Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek in The Old Man & the Gun

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First Man (2018) dir: Damien Chazelle, starring Ryan Gosling

Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, is examined in Damian Chazelle's respectable biopic. For all of its awe-inducing, white-knuckle depictions of space flight, however, it feels more like a small step for filmmaking than the giant leap that it should have been.

First Man (2018)

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I, Tonya (2017) starring Margot Robbie and Sebastian Stan

Margot Robbie as scandal-stricken US figure skating champion Tonya Harding is the main draw in this enjoyable but somewhat shallow biopic. Director Craig Gillespie delivers the film's inventive mockumentary style while Alison Janney and Sebastian Stan provide solid supporting performances.

Margot Robbie in I, Tonya

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The Disaster Artist (2017) directed by and starring James Franco

An intentionally hilarious adaptation of Greg Sestero’s autobiographical account of the making of Tommy Wiseau's unintentionally hilarious cult classic The Room.

James and Dave Franco in The Disaster Artist

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Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (2017) starring Annette Bening

Paul McGuigan's well-acted but grindingly depressing look at actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) and her romance with Liverpudlian Peter Turner (Jamie Bell).

Annette Bening and Jamie Bell in Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

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England Is Mine (2017) starring Jack Lowden and Jodie Comer

This controversial imaginary biopic of the young Morrissey's life comes across as aloof, miserable and vaguely pretentious.

Jack Lowden as the enigmatic Morrissey

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The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

Finnish boxing biopic takes an unexpected route: sweet, cinematic, modest and unassuming.

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