Tag: Musical

  • The Pirate

    The Pirate

    The title suggests that this film is about a bloodthirsty pirate, full of swashbuckling and super-romantic moments. Well, yes, a little bit. But mostly, no. This musical, with too few musical numbers, is primarily a campy and over-the-top story where you need to take everything with a grain of salt. Definitely not to be taken…

  • Coco, let’s celebrate life

    Coco, let’s celebrate life

    Coco is an incredibly cute family film. It’s a Pixar/Disney movie filled with catchy music and vibrant animation. However, the subject matter of the film isn’t typically associated with being cozy, fun, and cheerful in the Netherlands. It’s about death. How wonderful it is to use this film as a springboard to discuss such a…

  • West Side Story: from stage to film

    West Side Story: from stage to film

    West Side Story is a film from 2021 … No, wait: it’s from 1961 and it … Hold on: it’s originally a Broadway musical, for the theatre or, no, stop: it’s really just based on Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Gosh. As a Shakespeare groupie, I am amazed at how enduring and versatile the…