Song of the Day #5,010: ‘Somewhere’ – Rita Moreno

Continuing the countdown of my favorite 2021 movies…

Best Films of 2021
#3 – West Side Story

I’m not a fan of the original West Side Story, something I discovered when watching it as part of my AFI Movie Musicals series in 2020. I don’t know if that made me a harder or easier target for this new take on the source material, but I came out of it convinced I’d seen a new classic.

This movie is such a visual and audio treat from the first bravura shot to the last. Nobody knows how to position and move a camera like Steven Spielberg, and it’s a treat to see him finally try his hand at an epic musical.

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