Asked to choose my favourite musical for a Guardian roundup, I plumped for Gold Diggers of 1933. Of course!
Delighted to have contributed a booklet essay to this stunning Indicator Blu-ray edition of Sweet Charity.
I’m a talking head in this Sky Cinema documentary about the movie musical, which should be repeated throughout the festive … More
In the December 2019 issue of Sight & Sound, I have a feature on the musical as an experimental genre, … More
For the BFI website, I wrote about the very first movie musicals, from The Jazz Singer to Love Me Tonight.
I contributed some capsules to this BFI feature celebrating the history of the movie musical.
I am among some very illustrious company on the Radio 4 Film Programme today, discussing the many splendours of Singin’ … More
For the Financial Times, I pondered whether musicals can ever be more than escapism and whether the time is right … More
Should productions of classic musicals change lyrics that may offend or shock modern audiences? The new Mamma Mia film seems … More
With The Sound of Music back in cinemas, I wrote about it as a classic example of the critic-proof, blockbuster … More