Sunday, October 31, 2010
It's dynamic, contemporary, provocative, and just a little bit controversial. It's one of the most iconic musicals - strong and beautiful - and the story is strangely compelling despite its age and period setting. Over fifty years later, through race wars, drug wars, bikie wars, gang wars, this morality tale of warring neighbourhood factions still resonates as strongly today as it did at it's premiere in '57. Sondheim's score is stunning, Bernstein's lyrics catchy-as-hell. And this latest rendition of West Side Story ably conveys all the things that make it great.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
But one Australian film appeared and as quickly disappeared from the screen with minimal fanfare. That film was One Perfect Day.