Posted on January 12th, 2013 in film and tv
Been a long time since I’ve been in a completely full cinema. Even longer since the audience gave a round of applause at the end (including me). Even longer than that since I saw Russel Crowe give such a storming performance, nor was he by any means alone in that, plus tight, uncomplicated directing and editing with the guts to hold on the big tear-streaked close-ups so the actors could nail the songs directly to your aching soul. Big themes, big emotions, big set pieces, great big faces delivering huge songs.