The movie musical was once a Hollywood staple; now it’s a divisive genre that gets a somber and borderline-disastrous revival every few years. But for every failed movie musical (The Phantom of the Opera, Nine, Rent, to name a few), there are a few substantial submissions to the movie musical canon. Here are the ones most worth watching.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXXz6DW51m8]
All That Jazz (1979)
Bob Fosse’s autobiographical anti-musical is a dark, cynical take on the famed director and choreographer’s life, work, and mortality.