Steven Spielberg

Review: West Side Story (2021)

Review: West Side Story (2021)

Year: 2021 | Rating: Was West Side Story a remake that needed to happen? Now, listen, I know that a lot of people enjoyed this, but hear me out: By updating the visuals to modern standards and giving this film a grittier tone than the 1961 original, director Steven Spielberg and writer Tony Kushner have done a disservice to Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's songs by creating a tonal dissonance that modern audiences might be more inclined to blame on those songs due to them being the "outdated" part of the equation. And that's even if you consider the modern…
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