Bohemian Rhapsody, an aggressive, aggrandizing, and more than a little silly and factually fluid look at the life and times of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, will appeal primarily to those who see the likes of Rock of Ages, Bat Out of Hell, or the band’s own We Will Rock You as the artistic height of musical theatre.
Gareth Evans, the Welsh director of The Raid and its subsequent sequel, successfully switches filmmaking gears with Apostle, a slowed down and initially restrained sort of period horror film.
Sing Street is a smart, touching, and completely charming riff on youth, 80s music, love, passion, and dreaming big. The cast is wonderful, and the music–from the soundtrack to the original songs–is perfect. It’s a film that needs to be seen, and reseen, and it will leave you smiling–I have no doubt about it.