Aretha Franklin might not have lived to see Respect on the screen but Jennifer Hudson shines in the new biopic about the Queen of Soul. The thing about biopics, let alone musical biopics, is figuring out where you want to focus the story. You have to go about the right angle because once you commit to depicting a lengthy time period, a film either will work or it won’t. Respect doesn’t spend much time focusing…"Respect: Jennifer Hudson Shines As Aretha Franklin"
Cats may be musically pleasing to Broadway musical fans but for movie goers, the visual effects will only make someone want to gouge their eyes out. There’s a point in the film where Ian McKellen’s Gus The Theatre Cat says: “The theatre is not what it once was.” To which a colleague of mine responded with “Amen.” Amen indeed. This film is quite the disgrace to theatres everywhere. Listen, I don’t know if anyone asked…"Cats: The Worst Film of The Year and Decade"