Tom Hooper’s (The King’s Speech) garishly epic screen adaptation of the timeless tale of redemption features a large ensemble cast and though his bombastic ambition doesn’t amount to a wholly successful work, there are some remarkable sequences.
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Modern movie musicals for this reviewer are an oxymoron. Musicals on stage are immediate, spontaneous, and impressive in their imperfection; while modern musicals are a flaccid mess because of their dependence on ‘autotune’ (Rock of Ages, 9). That’s until Les Miserables arrived.
Kathryn Bigelow and her new film Zero Dark Thirty have been once again awarded the top honours at the National Board of Review, following similar accolades at the NYFCC Awards the other day.