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Logan (Hugh Jackman) has a habit of begrudgingly being dragged into situations rather than make the first move, and that’s no different here, but where before he refused because he didn’t care or couldn’t be bothered, this Logan is battered and bloodied, physically unable to keep up.
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The Grammys, the crowning jewel of the music industry’s calendar year, happen a fortnight before the film industry equivalent, the Oscars. The musical awards pit peers against each other like every other awards ceremony, but do so in a way that makes more sense than most. It means excellence is rewarded across the medium, rather than have everyone fight for the same title.
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There are films out there dealing with the world of professional wrestling, plenty of them decent enough, from the intensely melancholic The Wrestler to the inspirational documentary The Resurrection of Jake the Snake. They capture the devotion performers have to that artful and artificial way of life, and how the highs keep people in the lows. No film is able to portray the appeal of immersing yourself in the world of professional wrestling as a fan the way Pablo Larraín’s Jackie does.
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