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Ford v Ferrari | James Mangold

November 14, 2019

Though he didn’t invent it, James Mangold so perfected the Hollywood biopic/true story template with Walk the Line that they made a beat-for-beat parody of it in Walk Hard, so he might as well have. In Ford v Ferrari, he aims that factory efficiency at the hyper-masculine sports drama and produces pretty much exactly the desired result: an engrossing, glossy, overproduced spectacle with zero surprises, made with just enough style to make you forget that it’s nothing but formula. It’s…

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