Dan Movie Reviews

Traffic was awful tonight, so by the time John showed up to my place, we had to zip on down to the Culver Studios screening room to make a 7:30pm screening of Chicago. Based on the hit musical by Kander & Ebb, I am quite acquainted with the Bebe Neuwirth Broadway revival, so I was really curious about how it would work on film. Having never seen the Broadway show, though, I cannot make a fair comparison. Nonetheless, for just about 2-hours I was rivited and entertained in such a way that I can’t get it out of my head. First-time feature film director Rob Marshall has done an excellent job meshing reality and fantasy, and that is the key to the success of the musical numbers. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Ren