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  • Bugsy Malone

    Bugsy Malone


    In many ways a fun ride.

    This landing so high on so many “best musicals of all time” lists is interesting to me.

    Love EVERYTHING that Parker was going for here. But struggle with some of the lip synching and, honestly, the songs.

    I love Paul Williams - Rainbow Connection, Evergreen and Phantom of the Paradise are things I can get behind.

    Lots of the lyrics here, though, feel a little thin. The Foster number, of course, is great. And…

  • Lenny



    Perrine is SO good in the interview segments. Miner is fantastic as Sally Marr.

    Some editing issues for me and the sound is so tinny - would absolutely love for the same attention that is paid to new prints was paid to sound quality.

    Fosse was so great and so subversive.

    Wondering how much this version influenced the Maisel version of Bruce.

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    Phantom Thread


    Everything I’ve loved about every other film this year is embodied here. It’s big. It’s personal. It’s empowering. And where Nolan doesn’t waste a frame, Anderson doesn’t waste a breath. If Nolan is DeMille, Anderson is Welles. Just freaking brilliant.