Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (2021) Review

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (2021) Review

The creative minds behind the “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” stage musical have adapted the story for the big screen in what may be 2021’s best movie musical. Mark Carnochan reviews.

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In the Heights (2021) Review

In the Heights (2021) Review

‘In the Heights’, the new musical from “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ director Jon M. Chu, is likely to be the summer movie of 2021. Charlie Gardiner reviews.

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Sia’s Music Is Not “a Love Letter to the Autistic Community”: It’s Another Unrealistic Portrayal of ASD

Sia’s Music Is Not “a Love Letter to the Autistic Community”: It’s Another Unrealistic Portrayal of ASD

Sia’s Golden Globes nominated feature film debut, ‘Music’, a musical starring Maddie Ziegler and Kate Hudson, is another unrealistic portrayal of ASD. Essay by Shona Leigh Pope.

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The Prom (2020) Review

The Prom (2020) Review

Netflix Original musical ‘The Prom’, starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and James Corden, and directed by ‘Glee’ creator Ryan Murphy, is hard to care about but looks mightily impressive. Mark Carnochan reviews.

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Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square (2020) Review

Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square (2020) Review

‘Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square’, released on Netflix in 2020, has cheese and festivities galore but lacks any form of quality. Charlie Gardiner reviews.

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David Byrne’s American Utopia (2020) BFI LFF Review

David Byrne’s American Utopia (2020) BFI LFF Review

David Byrne and Spike Lee burn down the house with this expertly crafted, toes out extravaganza. Shove over “Hamilton”, David Byrne is here. Leoni Horton reviews ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ (2020).

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High School Musical Trilogy Ranked

High School Musical Trilogy Ranked

The three Disney Channel original movies that came to define many a millennial’s tween years, and kick-start the careers of Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, ranked from good to great by Emma Kershaw.

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Are Musicals Cinema’s Next Big Trend?

Are Musicals Cinema’s Next Big Trend?

With the future of the film industry uncertain, people are turning to the ultimate form of escapism: the movie musical. Could the often suppressed genre be cinema’s next big trend? Charlie Gardiner explores.

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Baz Luhrmann’s Iconic Postmodern Trilogy: An Exploration

Baz Luhrmann’s Iconic Postmodern Trilogy: An Exploration

Baz Luhrmann exercises postmodernism in his work through his instantly recognisable work in adaptation and reimagining, including in his three most iconic pieces, a postmodern trilogy explored by Sophie Cook.

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Cats (2019) Review

Cats (2019) Review

The Tom Hooper directed adaptation of stage musical “Cats” is “cat-tastrophic” and “uncomfortable to say the least”. Pagan Carruthers reviews the film starring the likes of Taylor Swift.

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