The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Oblogatory watches “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,” the color-theory obsessed, retina-overstimulating French musical that inspired “La La Land.”

Some Like It Hot: An Obligatory Rewatch

“Some Like It Hot” has surged back to the forefront of cultural relevance after nabbing 13 Tony nominations and winning Best Actor in a Musical. Oblogatory rewatches the 1959 film to find out if this jazzy comedy is still as fiery as advertised.

The Red Shoes

Oblogatory watches “The Red Shoes,” still the gleaming pinnacle of movies about dance even on its 75th anniversary.

Cléo from 5 to 7

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One of the most important films of the French New Wave, “Cléo 5 to 7” is also one of the only entries with a female director. Oblogatory savors this cinematic aperitif for Women’s History Month.

Meet Me in St. Louis

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Is “Meet Me in St. Louis” even a Christmas movie? Not really, but its knockout song from Judy Garland gives it a top spot anyway. Oblogatory attends The World’s Fair with this musical classic.


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This virtual update of Beauty and the Beast from famed anime director Mamoru Hosoda is visually stunning with a tender emotional core, but its overstuffed plot bloats the user experience. Oblogatory troubleshoots in this week’s review of “Belle.”

Diana: The Musical

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After watching a slew of Oscar movies, Oblogatory reviews Diana: The Musical, a… different kind of awards movie.