West Side Stories, ‘Red Rocket’, and ‘The Power of the Dog’

Spielberg flexed on us all in his reworking of the 1961 classic.

by Nick Kush

Remake cynicism begone, Steven Spielberg’s retelling of West Side Story is pretty damn good. The titan filmmaker managed to inject some classic Spielberg Magic™ into the musical that we’ve been missing in film for some time, which often helps the film overcome some of its plot and character issues. Brennan and I talk about what worked, how it compares to the 1961 original, and why Ansel Elgort is a major shrug at best.

Elsewhere, I discuss why I love Red Rocket and its reprehensible lead character, and we both take some time to gush about Jane Campion and The Power of the Dog.

All this and more on this week’s episode of The MovieBabble Podcast! Listen below:

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Nick Kush December 14, 2021 - 2:47 pm

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