New York, New York

The mixing of genre isn’t confusing, it’s just not palpable for either of the soundtrack. Scorsese’s take on the musical genre is so Scorsese that I find it amusing at first rather than impressed. For almost three hours, each frame, characters and elements are yelling proudly that they are in the director Martin Scorsese’s film.…

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School Of Rock

A shining proof of Linklater’s brilliance, even something known and outdated feels so fresh. Linklater’s love for music is something that cannot be beaten. But I think someone is challenging him in this project. In fact, I’d say Jack Black wins this round by a marginal merit. And I know that he is the one…

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Wild Rose

Harper is not serving anything new in the table, but this family recipe is a reaffirmation of the good old days. Harper is a hardworking common man. Or that’s at least how he crafts his film like. In his defence Nicole Taylor’s script calls for it, but it is not just that. He could have…

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Yesterday

The romance is a distraction along with every other theme, The Beatles and the affection for them keeps it alive. Boyle has a treat for us. A desert, to be precise. And even though there are no Michelin stars embedded or awarded to it, the mood is set charmingly by the eternal music of The…

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Rocketman

Fletcher announces so marvellously in a smaller yet budding stage, what or how Bohemian Rhapsody should have been. Fletcher brags like no one. And usually that is not the key that would unlock a biography. But blending in the musical genre, the calculative bragging or more precisely, celebratory note, turns this passionate project of, the…

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Fosse/Verdon

If this is how television can stage a musical show, we are gonna need more of this, let Rockwell and Williams be the shining example. Thomas Kail and Steven Levenson, the creators, actually wants to tell this story. The zest keeps the series alive and us engaged in their intertwining of multiple parallel running plots,…

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Aladdin

Smith earns the respect with vivacious performance and is celebrated by an incredible fund, yet Ritchie’s distraction could only last long enough for a three minute song. Ritchie is not using the best of it. What was highlighted in the 90s animated version, that is definitely celebrated with Disney funding the makers with a room…

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La Vie En Rose

Cotillard is alone on the stage, more than two hours of distraction is needed, gaze into her eyes and groove as she grooves. Dahan whispers the high pitched note with an authentic old style method. His calmness in the film is to be enjoyed. The director and co-writer, Olivier Dahan oozes warmth in Edith Piaf’s…

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