Hamilton – 2020

Originality: It hardly qualifies as a film, but this recording of the stage musical has given audiences everywhere a chance to appreciate one of the greatest musicals of the modern era. Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote this musical over the course of a decade and its lyrics, musical, style, and tone make it a masterpiece thanks to […]


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Singin’ in the Rain – 1952

To call Singin’ in the Rain a classic would be an understatement. This film is still held up as the quintessential musical and more significantly, it’s the best film about show business. It is also one of the few examples where the film was written around the songs, so confident they were that the songs […]

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La La Land – 2016

Damien Chazelle is a strange case in Hollywood. He is probably the youngest director to have as much clout as he already has. In less than three years he went from directing an indie film to the biggest film of the year. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star as two young dreamers who fall in […]

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The Greatest Showman – 2017

Musicals are coming back in a big way, and none is more of a spectacle than the Greatest Showman. Hugh Jackman stars as P.T. Barnum and the film shows Barnum’s early years founding his famous circus. The film follows a pretty standard formula, but it offers up CGI heavy musical numbers that leave he audience […]

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