West Side Story (2021)

One of the Apex Classic Musicals Of All-Time gets a bold Spielbergian revitalization honoring its fierce rivalry, young love, social unrest, & moxie with byzantine ocular cinematography magic by Janusz, remixed energization in choreography, & sweeping acoustic Dudamelian grandeur – even if it’s a by-numbers reboot questionably necessary by its namesake. 5.7/10.

Plot Synopsis: Love at first sight strikes when young Tony spots Maria at a high school dance in 1957 New York City. Their burgeoning romance helps to fuel the fire between the warring Jets and Sharks — two rival gangs vying for control of the streets.

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