Musicals

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Sparks musical with Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard to open Cannes film festival
Written by Ron and Russell Mael and set in Los Angeles, Annette is the first English-language film by Holy Motors director Leos Carax

Andrew Pulver

19, Apr, 2021 @11:20 AM

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The Band Wagon: Minnelli’s musical is perfect curtain-raiser to theatre’s return
Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse, standout song numbers, a clever fusion of stage and cinema … that’s entertainment!

Chris Wiegand

13, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Catch Us If You Can review – on the run with the Dave Clark Five
John Boorman’s feature film debut sends the pop band on a zany adventure that serves as a potent time capsule of 60s celebrity PR

Peter Bradshaw

01, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Aljaž & Janette: Remembering the Oscars review – Strictly stardust at the movies
The TV pro couple’s take on favourite routines delivers fans a fizzing taste of the full-length stage show waiting in the wings

Lyndsey Winship

29, Mar, 2021 @5:00 AM

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A Week Away review – out-of-touch Netflix play for Christian audience
A cloying new sub-Disney Channel teen musical, packed with unremarkable performances and forgettable songs, feels oddly of another period

Adrian Horton

26, Mar, 2021 @7:01 AM

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The Legend of the Stardust Brothers review – 80s Japanese bubblegum pop curio
Even with a glorious mishmash of a pop soundtrack, it’s not obvious why Makoto Tezuka’s cult musical needs a revival

Leslie Felperin

17, Mar, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Pandemic epics or great escapes? What classic movies might tell us about post-Covid Hollywood
Should we expect hordes of allegorical aliens and zombies – or a soothing succession of romcoms and musicals? Cinema history offers some clues

Rachael Swindale

24, Feb, 2021 @9:18 AM

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Stars in Your Eyes: the 50s musical saluting actors in a crisis
Our series on films about theatre continues with a British comedy in which variety acts face an existential threat when TV steals their audience

Chris Wiegand

16, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Music review – Sia's tone-deaf treatment of autism
In the singer-songwriter’s simplistic directorial debut, a cartoonish portrayal of autism clashes with a tale of addiction

Simran Hans

14, Feb, 2021 @5:30 AM

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From Oliver! to Golda… new life for long-lost Lionel Bart musical
Songs from the composer’s doomed show about the Israeli stateswoman will make their debut online

Vanessa Thorpe

24, Jan, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Tokyo Dragon Chef review – ramen-themed yakuza musical comedy
Yoshihiro Nishimura throws every ingredient into this overblown, overcooked and oddly endearing underworld romp

Leslie Felperin

21, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Wacky Hen review – circus comedy is a flightless flop
Despite a laudable ethical stance on performing animals, this family animation’s zero-to-hero tale fails to engage

Leslie Felperin

20, Jan, 2021 @10:00 AM

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