Rob Watches Movies

Reviews of every film I watch. The Good, The Bad and The Mothman Prophecies.

Category: Musical

La La Land – 9/10

“People love what other people are passionate about….”

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Sing Street – 7/10

‘Rock and roll is a risk. You risk being ridiculed…’

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Moulin Rouge – 7.5/10.

Love him or hate him, there is no denying Baz Luhrman makes interesting movies.
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I don’t normally go for musicals much but I really enjoyed Moulin Rouge. The soundtrack is excellent and on the acting front Jim Broadbent and Nicole Kidman are superb – Ewan McGregor kind of got on my nerves a bit though. He is a bit too camp and chirpy for me. There is no need for that much chirpiness. I did enjoy his beard though in certain segments of the film so swings and roundabouts…
As always Baz Luhrman creates a feel and a look that is almost incomparable in Hollywood. Only Terry Gilliam matches Luhrman for pure imagination.
The Blues Brothers will always be my favourite musical but Moulin Rouge is definitely one that I enjoyed and would probably watch again.

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