reviews of The Monuments Men and Winter’s Tale

These are two films I was looking forward to this year. I love George Clooney and Bill Murray and Matt Damon and John Goodman and, of course, Cate Blanchett but I feel like this is a good example of a film where the movie's tone and treatment did not correspond or synch with its subject…Read more reviews of The Monuments Men and Winter’s Tale

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Underwhelmed: a review of Les Miserables

I know that, at a few months back, I had marvelled and said that I was pretty sure that Les Miserables by Tom Hooper was going to be stellar. I said that from the trailer alone, of Anne Hathaway singingĀ I Dreamed a Dream, I knew that this movie was going to be epic. I think…Read more Underwhelmed: a review of Les Miserables

Movie Musicals in the 21st Century: In Tune or Off Key?

I grew up listening to musicals. I wasn't even ten yet when I saw (on betamax!) the American Playhouse production of Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, and Pacific Overtures, all by Stephen Sondheim. I had no idea what I was watching but the people were singing and it was lovely. My parents…Read more Movie Musicals in the 21st Century: In Tune or Off Key?