Film Reviews, Musical

REVIEW: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (2021)

Drag Queens are breaking into the mainstream like never before, and rightfully so. Our TV screens are filled with the constant conveyor belt of queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race and our pubs/clubs up and down the country are featuring an ever expanding array of vastly…

Features, Musical

Spectacular Spectacular – ‘Moulin Rouge!’ at 20

At the very first Moulin Rouge test screening, 20th Century Fox did not tell the audience that the film was a musical. Studio executives were worried. Looking back, it feels impossible that anyone would have worried about Moulin Rouge. It was the final installment of…

Disney+, Film Reviews, Musical, Period

REVIEW: Hamilton (2020)

Full disclosure as we enter into this review; I am an unapologetic Hamilton super-fan. Since it opened on Broadway in August 2015, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical has become a genuine phenomenon. My obsession with it started in around 2016 when I listened to the soundtrack for…

Film Reviews, Latest, Musical

REVIEW: Cats (2019)

If you were a time traveler and you wanted to travel back in time to prevent this monstrosity from being birthed into the world, how far back would you have to travel? 1972 and kill baby Tom Hooper? 1948 and kill baby Andrew Lloyd Webber?…

Film Reviews, Musical, Z - 2017

REVIEW: The Greatest Showman (2017)

Perhaps it is fitting to conclude 2017 with a film simultaneously both awful and fantastic. Truly dreadful wigs, bizarre CGI, catchy songs, Zac & Zendaya – ‘The Greatest Showman’ really does have it all. A passion project of Hugh Jackman’s; this movie has been in…