Tag Archives: Musical

Better Nate Than Ever (2022) ☆☆☆(3/4): Going to Broadway for his big dream

“Better Nate Than Ever”, which was released on Disney+ in last week, is a plain but likable musical film packed with enough heart and spunk. As a story about one very enthusiastic theater kid dreaming of becoming the next star … Continue reading

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Cyrano (2021) ☆☆☆(3/4): A mild musical elevated by Dinklage

What an interesting actor Peter Dinklage is. Since his memorable breakthrough turn in “The Station Agent” (2003), this little but undeniably versatile actor has steadily impressed us during last 19 years, and Joe Wright’s new film “Cyrano” reminds us again … Continue reading

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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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