Rob Watches Movies

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

Category: Musical

12 Days of Christmas Films Day 11: Nativity!

If School of Rock was set in Coventry…

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12 Days of Christmas Films Day 5: White Christmas

“My dear partner, when what’s left of you gets around to what’s left to be gotten, what’s left to be gotten won’t be worth getting, whatever it is you’ve got left…”

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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.
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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