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TIFF 2016 – La La Land (2016)

Some way in from the start, Emma Stone finds herself in a swanky restaurant dressed to the nines. The talk is boring, full of business deals and superficial pleasantries. Then she hears a familiar tune and it all fades down until only the…

EIFF 2016: Popeye (1980)

Popeye is one of those movies so bad that it forces you to question just what you've missed in your own interpretation of the onscreen action. Sorry to just jump right in there with that opening sentence, but there's no need to beat about…

Streets Of Fire (1984)

A rock and roll fable, apparently, from director Walter Hill, Streets Of Fire may seem like a bit of an anomaly when compared to the many other movies from the director, but it doesn't take long to see just how many familiar elements are in…

London Road (2015)

Musicals are a hard genre to get right and when they are combined with another genre, it can make or break a feature.  So, when a musical written by Alecky Blythe and directed by Rufus Norris opened in 2011 in London’s National Theatre, it…

Stage Fright (2014)

If you ever imagined the cast of Glee massacred in a style similar to Friday the 13th then Jerome Sable’s Stage Fright is probably the film for you, combining musical theatre and horror with occasionally effective results. While the sharp…

Pierrot Lunaire (2014)

Based on a set of poems by Albert Giraud, which were set to music by Arnold Schonberg, Pierrot Lunaire is a black and white (mostly) silent movie with intertitles explaining plot points, chapters and exclamations while subtitles allow…