Movie Review: ‘West Side Story’ (2021)


West Side Story (2021) Directed by: Steven Spielberg Written by: Tony Kushner Based on: The Broadway musical West Side Story, conceived, choreographed, and directed by Jerome Robbins. Music by Leonard Bernstein. Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by Arthur Laurents. Produced for the stage by Robert L. Griffith and Harold Prince. West Side Story itself isContinue reading “Movie Review: ‘West Side Story’ (2021)”

On the Joys and Pitfalls of Online Shopping, or: The Saga of the ‘West Side Story’ Steelbook…A Happy Ending at Last?


Today, all day I’ve had a feeling A miracle would happen I know now I was right… – Stephen Sondheim, “Tonight” from West Side Story When I last wrote about my issues with the exclusive-to-Best Buy Limited Edition Steelbook version of 20th Century Studios’ 4K UHD Blu-ray release of Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-nominated West SideContinue reading “On the Joys and Pitfalls of Online Shopping, or: The Saga of the ‘West Side Story’ Steelbook…A Happy Ending at Last?”

Movie Review: ‘The Umbrellas of Cherbourg’ (1964)


The Umbrellas of Cherbourg/Les Parapluies de Cherbourg  (1964) Written and Directed by: Jacques Demy Music by: Michel Legrand Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo, Anne Vernon, Marc Michel, Ellen Farner, Mirelle Perrey, Harald Wolff, Jean Champion Madame Emery: Stop crying. Look at me. People only die of love in movies. On December 16, 1964, 20th CenturyContinue reading “Movie Review: ‘The Umbrellas of Cherbourg’ (1964)”