Tag: musical

OVER THE MOON Trailer Promises a Bright, Young, Brilliant Girl

The first look at upcoming animated film Over the Moon shows that flights of fancy into space are not necessarily reserved for White people. Directed by Glen Keane, whose career in animation dates back to the 1970s and who won...

Blu-ray Review: DANCE, GIRL, DANCE Was Ahead of its Time

Dorothy Arzner was the first woman in the Director's Guild of America. She was also the ONLY woman director working within the Hollywood studio system in the late 1920s and throughout most of the 1940s. To be more specific, that's...

Review: FROZEN II, Cold to the Touch Yet Still Irresistible

Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Josh Gad return for a hotly-anticipated sequel.

Criterion Whips out HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH

In its day, John Cameron Mitchell’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch fired a major salvo across a great divide that, nearly twenty years later, would prove to be eroded if not torn down -- not unlike the Berlin Wall itself. ...

Toronto After Dark 2019: First Ten Films Include COME TO DADDY, THE WRETCHED And EXTRA ORDINARY

Toronto After Dark have announced the first ten films in this year's lineup. TADFF is the go to genre event of the Fall here in our fair city and the festival continues to bring a collection of festival favorites and...

Asian American International 2019 Review: YELLOW ROSE, Immigration Woes and Country Music Dreams

Diane Paragas' debut feature, with a revelatory central performance by Broadway star Eva Noblezada, offers a unique, finely crafted, and timely take on the issues of immigration and undocumented people.

Review: YESTERDAY, A Truly Fab Tale Full of Magic, Mystery, and a Tour

Danny Boyle directs a new Beatles-themed comedy sure to please, starring Himesh Patel, Lily James and Ed Sheeran.

Review: ROCKETMAN Takes Flight

Elton John biopic blasts Taron Egerton into the star-making stratosphere.

Review: SWING KIDS, Tap Dancing Miracle Will Keep You on Your Feet Long after the Credits Roll

The Korean War tap dancing musical drama you never knew you needed, Swing Kids is a Christmas miracle from one of Korean cinema's most vibrant directors. After works such as Scandal Makers and Sunny, Kang Hyoung-chul has outdone himself with...

Review: ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE, Fantastic, Toe-Tapping Terror

What do you get when you mash up High School Musical, Shaun of the Dead, and The Nightmare Before Christmas? The answer is director John McPhail's brilliant new Christmastime zombie musical, Anna and the Apocalypse, one of the most joyful...

Toronto After Dark 2018: TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID Opens. LUZ, ANNA, RANGER And SATAN Compliment First Titles

Signalling a return to form Toronto After Dark announced the first wave of titles yesterday and there are already a few must-see films.    Issa Lopez's amazing Tigers Are Not Afraid will open the festival this year. On the...

Fantasia 2018 Review: ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE, Toe-Tapping Teens Fight Yuletide Frights In This Zombie Musical

What do you get when you mash up High School Musical, Shaun of the Dead, and The Nightmare Before Christmas? The answer is director John McPhail's brilliant new Christmastime zombie musical, Anna and the Apocalypse, one of the most joyful...

Edinburgh 2018 Interview: Director John McPhail on Christmas Zombie Musical ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE

Scottish director John McPhail finally got to bring his Christmas zombie musical home when he arrived at Edinburgh International Film Festival for the film’s UK Premiere. The film had already built positive festival buzz after triumphant screenings at Fantastic Fest...

North Bend 2018: Final Wave Announced, ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE to Close The Fest!

One has to ask if the residents of North Bend, Washington, will be adequately prepared for what is coming to their quaint little Pacific northwest town during the last full weekend in August this Summer. The inagural North Bend Film...

Review: THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, How Can Something So Wrong Feel So Right?

As Hugh Jackman’s P.T. Barnum starts selling the idea that using exaggerations, myths, and tall-tales as thinly-disguised truths are admirable, truth be damned. I couldn’t help but think about the “meta-ness” of it all. It’s as if Barnum was directly...

A LIFE IN WAVES: Exclusive Clip, With a Bull in a China Shop

Out today on VOD is Brett Whitcomb's SXSW documentary A Life in Waves, a film about electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani. The film is being released by Gunpowder & Sky and we have been asked to share a clip with...

Hugh Jackman in THE GREATEST SHOWMAN Trailer: It Doesn't Start Until the Bearded Lady Sings

Last seen as a grizzled, aging mutant in Logan, Hugh Jackman is reborn as P.T. Barnum -- yes, the circus guy -- in The Greatest Showman. Reportedly, it's a musical, though the first trailer hints around that, instead focusing on...

Review: Strange Magic, an underrated animated musical from Lucasfilm

Strange Magic was supposed to be George Lucas’ swansong, his final big budget motion picture —as a producer, mind you, not director— before his inevitable retirement from the movie business. Alas, that didn’t quite happen. Strange Magic was released in...

THE LURE: Red-band Trailer for Agnieszka Smoczynska's Superlative Musical

From Sundance to Sitges, The Lure was one of the purest delights on the festival circuit last year. The debut feature from Polish director Agnieszka Smoczynska is a thoroughly unorthodox adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid, re-envisioned as a 1980s nightclub...

Watch The Trailer For Brazilian Indie Musical AMARE

Pitched as a Brazilian answer to Once with a bit of a scifi twist, MM Izidoro's Amare looks to be something compellingly unusual. Shot entirely on an iPhone on the most micro of micro-budgets Amare looks to shake off its...