Tag Archives: Musical

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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Mary Poppins Returns (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Long time no see, Miss Poppins

“Mary Poppins Returns” is as delightful and exuberant as you can expect from a sequel to “Mary Poppins” (1964). Although it is often too familiar to surpass its beloved predecessor, the movie still has enough charm and spirit to engage … Continue reading

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Swing Kids (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Tap dancing at a Korean War prison camp

There are several spirited moments in South Korean film “Swing Kids”, a funny, delightful comedy drama movie about a group of different characters trying to do a tap dance performance at a Korean War prison camp. Although it starts to … Continue reading

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The Ballard of Buster Scruggs (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Six stories from the Coen brothers

The Coen brothers’ latest film “The Ballard of Buster Scruggs”, which was premiered at the Venice International Film Festival this August and was released on Netflix on last Friday, is a delightful mixed bag to amuse and entertain you a … Continue reading

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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): Here they sing and dance again

“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” is better than I expected, and that is a little surprise for me. Yes, this is your typical jukebox musical movie just like its predecessor, but it is somehow less tiresome in comparison as … Continue reading

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The Greatest Showman (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Schmaltzy but energetic

“The Greatest Showman” is willing to bet almost everything on song and dance as throwing itself into its saccharine show business story which is supposedly inspired by the life and career of P.T. Barnum, an infamous showman known for promoting … Continue reading

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The Lure (2015) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A Polish musical film with two man-eating mermaids

Deliberately weird and whimsical, Polish musical movie “The Lure” is destined to be a cult film. While it provides several lively musical sequences to delight you, it is also a dark horror melodrama about two beautiful but lethal mermaids, and … Continue reading

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