Some would ask what is the need for a new West Side Story, but Steven Spielberg does far more than provide the answer any skeptic would need.
Elton John's biopic isn't so much of a biopic, but a beautiful rock fantasy.
Guru Dutt's tale of achieving success in post-independence India is a haunting piece of Bollywood cinema.
John Cameron Mitchell brings a punk rock musical he and Stephen Trask co-created to the screen without losing any of the glamour.
Emily Blunt brings a new sort of charm to Julie Andrews's beloved role, but the film does not seem to have much else to carry.
Lives under a disguise, only to reveal itself to something far greater. (✯✯✯✯✯)
Feels conflicted in itself in whether it wants to be a new take on the story or just a mere recreation of its source. (✯✯✯)
Plays much like an opera on the big screen in all its vibrance. (✯✯✯✯✯)
Has interesting ideas made frustrating by elements that add so little. (✯✯✯)
Pays its due respects to its influences, if not really going beyond its dreams. (✯✯✯✯)