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There’s no denying that the film Cruel Intentions was a '90s cult classic. The story, filled with tragedy, sexual tension, deception, and betrayal, toys with the audience's heart strings as much as it does the characters on screen. Enter Cruel Intentions: The '90s Musical Experience. Co-Creator/Director Lindsey Rosin and Co-Creator Jordan Ross give us the proper dosage of nostalgia via musical selections. Musical numbers such as "Genie in a Bottle" (Christina Aguilera), "I Want...
La La Land, or, A Slap in the Face La La Land does not need any more praise, backlash, awards, hot takes, hotter takes, hottest takes, nuclear takes, nor further attention of any kind. BK Mag has already done its part and run a review of La La Land, and I’m not here to write another one. The movie is impressive and affecting and Damien Chazelle is a very exciting filmmaker. I enjoyed watching the...
How can you be a revolutionary when you’re such a traditionalist? The traditionalist being charged here is Sebastian, a jazz pianist who walks the streets of modern day Los Angeles in two-tone wingtips, clinging to the past from head to toe. Played by Ryan Gosling in the new film La La Land, he shrugs off the accusation, which is just as well: the question is really directed at the ambitions of the film itself, an...
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino Now streaming on Netflix In its heart of hearts, Gilmore Girls is a frustrated musical. There certainly have been theatrical flourishes throughout—as Maddy Myers points out in her essay from The Mary Sue, aiding my only-casual knowledge of the initial seven seasons, original showrunners Daniel and Amy-Sherman Palladino erected several shows-within-shows, powered with the energy of “embarrassingly genuine community theatre.” Last year, Sherman-Palladino—a...

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