Joyful and rowdy, self-deprecating and vulnerable, absolutely electrifying as it deconstructs the sex-drugs-and-rock’n’-roll story. Taron Egerton is chills-inducingly good. Sheer cinematic magic.
Rami Malek brings warmth, humor, and a down-to-earth humanity to the larger-than-life Freddie Mercury. But it is the power of Queen’s music — the rousing good cheer, its sheer rock ’n’ roll joy — that fills up this pure brash entertainment.
Like all Frazetta fantasy posters came to life all at once. A masterpiece of cinema that truly speaks to the interests of white male teenage nerds from 1987.
When FFJ sticks to farce, it works wonderfully, like something P.G. Wodehouse might have loved. But the longer it goes on, the more maudlin it gets.
A thoroughly magnificent film on every level, with astonishing performances by Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl; one of the very best films of 2013.
The Tenth Doctor and his Converse mashed up with Elvis Costello’s “The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes”…
Kermit and Beaker lip-synching to Queen and David Bowie’s “Under Pressure” is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen…
On what would have been Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday, please enjoy this rendition of “Bohemian Rhapsody” as performed by various vintage computer peripherals.
If you’re not sure why it’s so awesome to see Helen Mirren unapologetically kicking ass in Red — and to see her doing so without getting grief for it from the guys — then perhaps you’ve never seen Prime Suspect, the British cop series she starred in through most of the past two decades.
Screenwriter Peter Morgan throws a rotten tomato at the former British prime minister…