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AT THE MOVIES #755                   FOLLOW YOUR PASSION

Simon Morris looks back at this year’s Oscars, and admires films that ignore trends and just follow the passion of the film-makers.

Stan & Ollie is a British film that remembers the final appearances of comedy duo Laurel and Hardy. Written by Jeff Pope (Philomena) and starring Steve Coogan and John C Reilly.

Escape room is an affectionate take on old video games and “trapped in a room” thrillers like Saw.   Directed by Adam Robitel (Insidious).

And Vox Lux stars Natalie Portman as a young woman who uses a high school shooting to build a career as a pop star.   Music by Sia and the legendary Scott Walker.