The film adaptation of Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly’s 2011 stage musical is a family friendly spectacle.
Tag: Musical Film
13: The Musical Review: A good score is not enough to elevate this middling coming-of-age tale
13: The Musical is jam-packed with catchy, uplifting tunes but overly simplifies the teenage existence to a fault, losing a lot of the charm of the original
Cyrano Review: Dinklage is exceptional, but the music is lacking
Despite an assured, nuanced performance from Dinklage, Cyrano falls down from horrendously forgettable, lumbering songs
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Film Review: Beautifully Uplifting
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’s film adaptation demonstrates what all good musical theatre films need: a coherent narrative drive
‘Tick, Tick…Boom!’ is inspirational, rousing and affecting – with a career best from Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield is simply sensational in the Netflix adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s semi-autobiographical stage musical
Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ is everything that a movie musical should be
The second film adaptation of Bernstein and Sondheim’s 1957 musical is a cinema highlight of 2021
‘Encanto’ weaves a magical, heartwarming and surprisingly pointed tale
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 60th feature film proves fresh, relatable and given heaps of energy with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s reverent soundtrack
Diana: The Musical is entirely unexpected, dizzyingly chaotic and ferociously camp – but that doesn’t mean it’s not wonderful
As camp as a row of tents, Diana: The Musical, recently released as a filmed version on Netflix, is completely incongruous with what the world has come to expect of an adaptation of The People’s Princess’ life, but it’s deliciously addictive all the same.
Dear Evan Hansen Film Review: Anonymous No More
Despite the controversial casting at the centre of the film, Dear Evan Hansen is just as emotional and impactful as its source material
Cinderella Review: A disappointing waste of potential
Despite the abundance of talent within the cast and behind the camera, Cinderella ranges from mildly entertaining to downright unwatchable
‘Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Story’ Review: A festive treat
A cheerful, stridently energetic Christmas musical, with spectacular visuals Starring Forest Whitaker, Madalen Mills, Keegan-Michael Key, Hugh Bonneville, Anika Noni Rose, Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Davina Phillip, and Ricky Martin
The Prom Review: Heartwarming, frenetic and dazzling fun
Despite the controversy surrounding James Corden’s casting, Ryan Murphy delivers a blockbuster spectacle Starring Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Keegan-Michael Key, Andrew Rannells, Ariana DeBose, Tracey Ullman, Kevin Chamberlin, Mary Kay Place, Kerry Washington, and Jo Ellen Pellman
Over the Moon reaches stratospheric heights
Netflix’s first in-house animated feature borrows extensively from Disney’s book of tricks, but still produces a moving exploration of grief heavily inspired by Chinese culture.
Freaky Friday: An infinitely rewatchable, toe-tapping hit
The beloved classic gets the musical treatment from the creative minds behind Broadway musicals If/Then and Next to Normal.
Frozen II takes us into the unknown
Follow our familiar heroes as they desperately attempt to do the next right thing to save Arendelle from destruction