Retro-themed romance is enchanting, exotic
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - There was a moment back in the 1970s, sometime before Grease came out, when the image of people bursting into song and dance in the middle of a motion picture wasn't simply corny and antiquated; it had come to seem...
Slick but slight
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL: Sunrise has all the trademarks of a director who sees himself as a visual stylist. Director Partho Sen-Gupta splendidly augments the script he co-wrote with Yogesh Vinayak Joshi by going dialogue-free for long passages,...
An adorable mess of a musical.
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: In God Help The Girl, a dramedy musical written and directed by Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch, Emily Browning plays Eve, an Aussie ex-pat and would-be songstress stranded in a Glasgow summer in search...
Fun Broadway adaptation sings familiar old tune.
If you know nothing about the original 1960s boy band The Four Seasons, then one of the pleasures (or pains) of this musical biopic will be in discovering how many of their songs you know off by heart. From ‘Sherry’ to ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ...
A musical for the happy-hearted.
Any Mamma Mia! fans out there?