Evita ★★★

A lot of the problems here are straight from the book; it's a vaguely sexist, definitely halfhearted critique of Eva's ambition, using Che as a chorus is a gimmicky elephant in the room that gets totally ignored, it burns through history without a lot of context, and generally the politics are muddled despite a lot of lip service. But it's still a hell of a show, edited within an inch of its life, never stagy or remote. Love to see the version Oliver Stone wanted to make.