West Side Story

West Side Story ★★★★★

the blocking, the choreography, the camerawork, the cinematography, the way in which the characters so joyfully and furiously and loudly inhabit the city, the indescribable vitality of it all... wow, just wow

also Mike Faist and Ariana DeBose are absolutely mesmerizing! you literally can't help looking at them whenever they're on screen, even in group scenes, even amidst chaos – and they repay every ounce of your attention with the two best performances out of a great cast

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