Being Alive: Stephen Sondheim, 1930-2021 | MZS

There’s no reason why such a conceptually oriented work should engage the emotions, yet this one proved devastating. That was Sondheim’s greatest trick. He did it over and over, to greater and lesser degrees, throughout his career. What a magician he was. Upon Sondheim’s death, Imelda Staunton, who performed in several Sondheim productions, including revivals […]

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The Beatles: Get Back movie review (2021)

“Let It Be,” the film patched together from the mounds of footage by director Michael Lindsay Hogg, was released in 1970, right after the Beatles broke up. Because of that unfortunate bit of timing, the film was viewed not as a fascinating glimpse of four superstars in a working process, but almost entirely as foreshadowing, […]

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