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  • Begin Again
  • Begin Again (R)

    John Carney's cult favorite Once (2006) took a thin love story and filled it out with magical scenes of musical improvisation and discovery; this follow-up works the same way, its soft-rock bonhomie prevailing over a story that often registers as trite or naive. more...
  • Jersey Boys
  • Jersey Boys (R)

    The beloved boomer-nostalgia musical, which traces the rise and fall of the chart-topping Four Seasons, comes to the big screen under the unlikely tutelage of Clint Eastwood. more...
  • Repo! The Genetic Opera (R)

    A goth successor to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, this gruesome 2008 rock opera takes place in a dystopian future when epidemic organ failure has led to the commercial rise of a giant biotech firm that sells fresh organs; if customers fall behind in their payments, the company dispatches knife-wielding repo men to reclaim the merchandise. more...
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (R)

    Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's arty blood opera about revenge, squalor, cannibalism, and despair in Victorian London provides a good many challenges to nonprofessional singers, including unhummable tunes, and one accomplishment of this well-crafted if relatively impersonal 2007 adaptation by director Tim Burton and writer John Logan is that Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, and Sacha Baron Cohen do a lot more than simply survive the songs. more...