Tag: In the Heights

Hamilton: A Thematic Exploration of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Masterpiece

Lin-Manuel Miranda arrived and promptly made a name for himself with 2008’s Tony-winning musical In the Heights, but he was just getting started. Miranda’s second Broadway sensation has become synonymous with the man himself and further develops some of the themes from In the Heights while explo...

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In the Heights Star Leslie Grace Cast as Batgirl

Deadline reports that Warner Bros. and DC films have cast Leslie Grace as Batgirl/Barbara Gordon in her solo movie. Grace made waves as Nina Rosario in the film adaptation of In the Heights last month, and this could be just the role to push her into the mainstream. The film is set to be an …...

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Adaptation and Themes in In the Heights

Last week, I talked about the recent backlash against Lin Manuel-Miranda. His appearances and creations for Broadway, movies, and television prior to Hamilton spanning nearly two decades seemed to inspire a mixture of admiration and indifference. But after Hamilton hit Broadway, and again once it we...

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A Word in Defense of Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lately, I’ve grown increasingly tired of something that seems utterly inescapable. It’s been heading in this direction for quite some time, but I’m exhausted by the constant barrage of film criticism that evaluates art in solely political terms. Both “sides” do this, an...

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REVIEW: In the Heights (2021)

On Thursday, June 10th, In the Heights was released to HBO Max and theaters. The film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2008 Broadway sensation comes just under a year after Hamilton hit Disney+ and turned me into a fan. I think this gave many people expectations for In the Heights that it otherw...

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Final In the Heights Trailer Debuts During Oscars

Last night, the latest trailer for In the Heights aired during the Oscars. This trailer includes lots of previously unseen footage and music. The new clips provide a better look at some of the side characters and some impressive dancing. The film is directed by Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) and is ...

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