Tag Archives: Musical

West Side Story (2021) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): An exhilarating musical film by Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg’s latest film “West Side Story” is an exhilarating musical film which I gladly watched after one particularly exhausting day. I must confess that my physical condition was not that good when I watched the movie during last evening, … Continue reading

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tick, tick… BOOM! (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): How he came to write “Rent”

“tick, tick… BOOM!”, which was released on Netflix on last Friday after released in movie theaters in the previous week, is a solid musical movie packed with enough goodies to entertain you. Based on the semi-autobiographical musical of the same … Continue reading

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Here comes Jamie

“Everybody’s Talking About Jamie”, which was released on Amazon Prime a few weeks ago, is as energetic and flamboyant as demanded while also being as sweet and poignant as required. Based on the stage musical of the same which was … Continue reading

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Annette (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): Leos Carax back in action

Leos Carax’s latest film “Annette” may be another case of style-over-substance, but what a wild and ambitious genre exercise it is. Exultantly gliding from one solid musical number to another as your typical sung-through musical film, the movie confidently reaches … Continue reading

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In the Heights (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A lively musical film set in Washington Heights

“In the Heights” is a respectable musical film I admired for its considerable energy and spirit even when I observed it from the distance at times. Although I frequently noticed a number of artificial aspects from its plot and characters … Continue reading

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The Prom (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Glittering but passable

Netflix film “The Prom”, which was released on Netflix in last week shortly after being released in theaters a few weeks ago, is as lively and glittering as you can expected from a musical film directed/co-produced by Ryan Murphy. It … Continue reading

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Trolls World Tour (2020) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Here come more trolls

Animation feature film “Trolls World Tour”, which is an expected sequel to “Trolls” (2016), is packed with lots of colorful and fluffy stuffs in addition to various of types of music as required. During its first 30 minutes, I enjoyed … Continue reading

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Hamilton (2020) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Indeed, it is as good as I heard from others

As I heard about the enormous critical and commercial success of a certain Broadway musical four years ago, I wondered about how it could be transferred to movie screen like some other successful Broadway musicals, and now here comes a … Continue reading

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Guava Island (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A little modest showcase starring Donald Glover

It took some time for me to see how interesting Donald Glover is. I came to notice this African American actor for the first time when he was one of the main cast members in TV sitcom series “Community”, and … Continue reading

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Rocketman (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A typical but flamboyant biographical jukebox musical film

“Rocketman” is a typical but flamboyant biographical jukebox musical film based on the life and career of a man who has been one of the most successful musicians in our time. While it is often generic and predictable in terms … Continue reading

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