Category: Musical

Spirited Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2022 Apple TV+ Movie

Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘Spirited’

‘Spirited’ Soundtrack: A Vague Visages guide for every song in Sean Anders’ 2022 Apple TV+ movie.

Spirited Cast - Every Actor and Character in the 2022 Apple TV+ Movie

Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Spirited’

‘Spirited’ Cast: A Vague Visages guide for every actor and character in Sean Anders’ 2022 Apple TV+ movie.

Judy Holliday Essay - Born Yesterday

The Irresistible Bulldozer: Judy Holliday’s Brief Comic Swing

“Holliday’s persona is one of shrewdness in the face of unrelenting condescension; she perfected the art of playing the outwardly ditzy blonde who lulls those around her into taking her lightly.”

Neptune Frost Review - 2021 Movie Film by Anisia Uzeyman and Saul Williams

‘Neptune Frost’: Anisia Uzeyman and Saul Williams Project the Future

“‘Neptune Frost’ challenges and frustrates, and often leaves one wishing for more clarity. But it is filled with poetry, and it understands the importance of projecting an alternative to our reality.”

Raymond Rea Interview - Collecting Movies

Collecting Movies with Raymond Rea

Raymond Rea Interview: Greg Carlson and the filmmaker/educator discuss movie collecting.

Dennis Potter Essay - Cold Lazarus

Must Write a Happy Ending: The Posthumous Dennis Potter

“Dennis Potter left us with one of the most ambitious and meaningful pieces of British television, bridging commercial and public broadcasting to address the state of the nation and the fate of the artist with his customary irreverence and accessibility.”

70s Britain Cinema Essay - O Lucky Man! Movie

No Future for You: The Cinematic Image of 70s Britain

“The 70s were a tumultuous and often bleak decade for the British film industry, and this pessimism bled into its output.”

Tick, Tick... Boom! Soundtrack - Every Song in the Netflix Movie

Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘Tick, Tick… Boom!’

‘Tick, Tick… Boom!’ Soundtrack: A Vague Visages guide for every featured song in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2021 Netflix movie.

Tick, Tick... Boom! Cast - Every Performer and Character in the Netflix Movie

Know the Cast: ‘Tick, Tick… Boom!’

‘Tick, Tick… Boom!’ Cast: A Vague Visages guide for every main performer and character in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2021 Netflix movie.

Sunny Amazon Prime Movie - Interview with Filmmaker Ranjith Sankar

Interview with ‘Sunny’ Filmmaker Ranjith Sankar

Dipankar Sarkar interviews ‘Sunny’ fIlmmaker Ranjith Sankar about the 2021 Amazon Prime movie.

LSD Cinema - Head

Reality Is a Deadly Place: LSD Cinema’s Short and Strange Trip

“Drug culture and social upheaval became inextricable on the screen in the 60s; it was a belated recognition on the part of the industry’s tastemakers that American cinema’s scrupulously maintained state of grace was no longer sustainable…”

Annette Cast Guide - Every Actor in the 2021 Movie

Know the Cast: ‘Annette’

‘Annette’: A Vague Visages cast and character guide for Leos Carax’s 2021 movie.

Annette Review Movie Film

Review: Leos Carax’s ‘Annette’

“Though ‘Annette’ has moments of visual splendor and transcendence, the underutilization of its stars and irritating music make the movie a disappointing return for Carax.”

In the Heights Movie Review - 2021 Jon M. Chu Film

Review: Jon M. Chu’s ‘In the Heights’

“‘In the Heights’ is far from a smooth transition from stage to screen, but the film remains an infectiously charming tale of community, and a far more incisive piece of social commentary than one might expect from the creator of ‘Hamilton.'”

Freddie Steps Out Movie Film

Intentionally Disposable Art: The Teen Agers Films

“What do we do with the Teen Agers movies, which were no more intended to be seen 75 years later than a dinner cooked in 1947 was intended to be eaten in 2021?”

David Byrne in American Utopia

Spike Lee Visits David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia’

“The 68-year-old Byrne of today is less livewire, exposed-nerve, performance-art provocateur and more professorial elder statesman…”

The Phantom of the Opera - 2004

Romantic Horror in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ Movie Adaptations

“The six major theatrical adaptations of Phantom’s story cover a wide realm of romantic horror, fully exploiting the themes and concepts within the character.”

Judy 2019 Movie - Film Essay

I Sing for Myself: Renée and Judy on Judy Garland

“Judy the Actress and Judy the Icon may have been one in the same after all.”

Sonar Baran Pakhi Movie Essay - 2016 Bobby Sarma Baruah Film

Of Elephants, Daughters and Rebels: Bobby Sarma Baruah’s ‘Sonar Baran Pakhi’

“In its thorough research and extensive reconstructing of the artist’s life, ‘Sonar Baran Pakhi’ is a document of celebration. Of the artist, the daughter, the mother. And the effortless rebel.”