Beyond The Lights

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This rag to riches music industry drama starts off in a grubby Town Hall in Brixton one of London’s rougher areas where Nona a frizzy-haired schoolgirl is stunning the audience at this Talent Show with her capella rendition of Nina Simone’s classic song Blackbird. She wins second place which immediately enrages her potty-mouthed pushy stage … Continue reading



Into The Woods

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Hollywood has a knack of bungling the adaption of hit Broadway musicals when it tries to capture the same magic for the silver screen. Just think of the turgid ‘Les Miserables’ in 2012, or the excruciatingly painful ‘Nine’ in 2009.  However when they get it right as with Tim Burton’s take on ‘Sweeney Todd’, or discovering … Continue reading



La La Land

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The wonderful astonishing opening sequence of a full scale choreographed musical number on a flyover in the middle of an L.A. traffic jam sets the pace for what is clearly one of the most exhilarating movie musicals for years.  La La Land is only the third film helmed by 31 year old Damien Chazelle (he … Continue reading



Sing

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When it comes to blockbuster animated movies, then Illumination Entertainment are definitely the new kids on the (Hollywood) block compared to Disney and Pixar.  This however has not stopped them from making their presence felt in a very big way.  They are now following their two mega box office hits Despicable Me and The Secret Life … Continue reading



The Last Five Years

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The Last Five Years is a rare breed. It is an (off) Broadway Hit Musical that has been very successfully adapted as a movie and avoided the disastrous transition from stage to screen that usually ruins most of Broadway’s exports. The simple story explores a five-year relationship between Cathy, a struggling actress, and her boyfriend … Continue reading



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