Musical

La La Land

Posted in Movies | Begun 12/16/2016
La La Land

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Into the Woods

Posted in Movies | Begun 12/25/2014
Into the Woods

Pleasantly – and admittedly surprisingly – engaging for grownups.

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Get on Up

Posted in Movies | Begun 08/01/2014
Get on Up

Structure worked against it, but it’s a riotously good time and Boseman is *sensational*.

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Jersey Boys

Posted in Movies | Begun 06/22/2014
Jersey Boys

Fun for fans of the group, but Eastwood wasn’t the right director for the project.

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Muppets Most Wanted

Posted in Movies | Begun 03/21/2014
Muppets Most Wanted

Endless cameos, lively musical numbers, an engaging plot, and costumes to die for!

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Inside Llewyn Davis

Posted in Movies | Begun 12/20/2013
Inside Llewyn Davis

5 understandable stars for many (maybe you?), 3 stars for me. I advocate for the audience.

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Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away

Posted in Movies | Begun 09/02/2013 • Updated Feb 2015
Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away

The last number ranks among the most beautiful things I have ever seen. Ever. See it here, courtesy of that fellow holding his partner by a rope and one arm as they spin 5 stories high…

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Les Misérables

Posted in Movies | Begun 12/20/2012
Les Misérables

Hard pressed to remember a time when so many brought such talent, every one leaving the work of a lifetime on the screen.

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Pitch Perfect

Posted in Movies | Begun 09/28/2012
Pitch Perfect

Hilarious mashup of Revenge of the Nerds meets Step Up Revolution with a heavy splash of The Breakfast Club.

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Rock of Ages

Posted in Movies | Begun 06/15/2012
Rock of Ages

Great production numbers and performances (one exception), but weak story and lazy characters.

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Don’t Go in the Woods

Posted in Movies | Begun 09/29/2011

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Burlesque

Posted in Movies | Begun 07/04/2011
Burlesque

Showgirls done better (and self-respectfully).

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Nine

Posted in Movies | Begun 12/24/2009
Nine

Watching a glorified video of a stage production is painful; watching the rare adaptation properly executed is blissful. And Rob Marshall executes brilliantly.

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Fiddler on the Roof

Posted in Movies | Begun 05/31/2008

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Brigadoon

Posted in Movies | Begun 05/31/2008

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Funny Face

Posted in Movies | Begun 05/31/2008

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Rent

Posted in Movies | Begun 05/31/2008

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La Bamba

Posted in Movies | Begun 05/31/2008

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Enchanted

Posted in Movies | Begun 05/31/2008

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Man of La Mancha

Posted in Movies | Begun 05/31/2008

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