Tag Archives: Musical

Best Picture Oscar: La La Land [2016]

An aspiring actress meets an aspiring jazz musician and through the magic of song and dance they have a romance. La La Land puts its cards on the table right there in the opening sequence, which is a big song-and-dance … Continue reading

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Begin Again [2013]

When I went to New York for the first time I used AirBNB to get an apartment overlooking the top end of Central Park. Each morning I’d be out the door just after the commuter rush, and I’d wander down … Continue reading

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The 12 Discs of Christmas, Chicago

When I was about 14 my family moved from Auckland to Wellington, and in the first few months that we were back, before school had started, I had a certain amount of free time – no homework, only a handful … Continue reading

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London Road [2015]

London Road does not allow itself to be defined in simplistic genre terms, because it mixes two genres to create something new and unstable. It is both a realist exploration of society, and a musical comedy. Trying to read the … Continue reading

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My weekend was busy, but somehow I found time to go and watch in Chicago, everyone’s favourite musical about singing murderesses. She asked me to make a blog post about it, and as I usually find it convenient to act … Continue reading

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