This viewer rarely watches something that he would class as inexplicably terrible and simultaneously such a bizarre off-the-wall creation and that it has to be seen to be believed. The best recent examples in film terms include Colin Trevorrow’s astoundingly misjudged The Book of Henry. There’s also David Frankel’s unbelievably ill-conceived Collateral Beauty. Housed withinContinue reading “Diana: The Musical Has to Be Seen To Be Believed.”
This critic has no particular emotional attachment to either He-Man or Kevin Smith. The main reason he knows about the latter( aside from some broad cultural osmosis) is the ubiquity of the He-Man/4 Non-Blondes meme on the early internet. So why did he watch the new sequel series that crosses over two creative forces heContinue reading “Masters of the Universe. Revelation. Part 1 Expectation VS Subversiveness. (FULL SPOILERS)”
This critic has referenced his yearly journey into the West End as part of a broader summer trip a few times on this blog. The big new show he saw in 2019 was Come From Away. He was very sceptical upon hearing the vague premise. Who wants to see a 9/11 musical? Upon a friendsContinue reading “National Canadian Film Day (2020 .) You Are Here. A Come From Away Story (2018)”
The Greatest Showman was one of the most bizarre pop culture phenomena in recent memory. During its initial theatrical run, it was bait for everyone and their mother to do think pieces on what the films enduring popularity means. This was for both the theatrical community and those more concerned with what it’s successfulness wouldContinue reading “Jingle Jangle. A Christmas Journey. Review”
As a musical theatre fan, the name Howard Ashman is very familiar but it has to be said that outside of the Disney renaissance this viewer is not hugely familiar with his work (his song writing partner Alan Menken on the other hand has done a metric tonne of work since Ashman’s passing.) This documentaryContinue reading “Howard (Disney +). Review”
Short version. It’s very solid.
I once memorised TS Eliot Macavity The Mystery Cat for use in a drama class. I love that poem.I’m pretty sure I saw a touring production of Cats on stage but I honestly can’t tell you this for definite. I’ve got nothing against the screen adaptation of Cats in theory but like everyone else whoContinue reading “Cats. (2019) Review.”