Review: In the Heights
The runaway success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe inevitably spread to television earlier this year. Following the smashing debut of WandaVision and the meh that was The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Marvel turns their attention to everyone’s favorite God of Mischief, Loki.
Part celebration of heritage, and part joyous celebration, Jon M. Chu’s In the Heights combines the endlessly catchy songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda and excellent performances from the entire cast to create a vibrant and enthusiastic celebration of life in Washington Heights.
2010’s Winter’s Bone was a surprise Sundance success that depicted the poverty-stricken community of middle America. Debra Granik’s debut feature made Jennifer Lawrence a star and earned four Oscar nominations. Other films have tried to replicate that film to varying degrees, and director Nicole Riegel tries her hand with Holler.
Check out the It Pod to Be You podcast where I join host Manish Mathur to talk about the Pedro Almodovar’s 1989 dark romantic comedy Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
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