West Side Story

West Side Story ★★★★

West side story does everything it’s older sibling does. But better. From the cinematography to the music. It just sounds. . . Fresher? Newer perhaps. And this is no way a discredit towards the original one that many like me consider a classic. But isn’t a nice when the main character can actually pronounce her name correct? To not be heavily tanned to pass as a Latina woman? To see men actually held for their wrongs. Steven Spielberg has never disappointed and with this streak he has going on I don’t see it happening any time soon. Rachel zegler shines its almost hard to imagine that this her debut performance. But the real star that easily overshadowed everyone was Ariana DeBose her performance as Anita. Was rare. It doesn’t happen often where a side character has a better more worked out storyline. But in her case it does. It’s not hard to imagine her with a golden statue next year for best supporting actress