For the poor, unfortunate souls hoping this The Little Mermaid will either equal or surpass the animated version, disappointment will be their unhappy bedfellow. But younger audiences will likely enjoy themselves quite a bit, and I can almost guarantee they’re going to fall euphorically in love (and deservedly so) with Bailey’s Ariel.
Whitney Houston was a singular talent, and she deserves an equally unique motion picture chronicling her life. But this isn’t it, and that’s downright heartbreaking.
Grease 2: 40 years of wanting more than the boy next door with Michelle Pfeiffer and the Pink Ladies
Singin’ in the Rain: Celebrating 70 years of saying, “Yes! Yes! Yes” to a timeless musical classic
Victor/Victoria: Blake Edwards’ 1982 gender-bending Parisian musical farce remains ahead of its time
Cabaret: A decadent tale of sex, friendship, music, and fascism that’s as vital now as it was 50 years ago
Spielberg reasserts himself as one of the great visionaries of the past fifty years, hitting the streets of West Side Story with him an absolute pleasure I’m going to be singing the praises of for a very long time.
Encanto earns its tears, this aria to familial togetherness a loving concerto of community I’d happily hum along with whenever the opportunity to do so might arise.
I have zero wish to spend much time on Dear Evan Hansen.