West Side Story ★★★★★

In terms of unconventional places to watch movies, watching West Side Story during a few hours gap between the end of a night shift and a morning train to Dover (followed by a Ferry to France) around Buckingham Palace waiting for Victoria Station to open is a new one (and probably not the way this film was intended to be seen) but this West Side Story was so good it helped me stay awake and keep me hooked throughout the early hours of a Friday Morning, so it more than did its job. 

I can’t wait to see Spielberg’s take on this as it feels like a film made for him, playing out like a musical version of The Warriors with iconic gangland musical violence between the Sharks and the Jets. As films go it’s a classic Hollywood masterpiece that’s every bit as deserving as its reputation suggests.

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