Monthly Archives: May 2001

The problem with “visionary” directors is that, in their zeal to fill the eyes with wonder at all times, they sometimes leave so many other elements lacking – little things like dialogue, acting, emotional truth. Such is often the case with Baz Luhrmann’s millennial musical “Moulin Rouge.” Somehow, though, the whole unwieldy contraption ends up proving as durable as its star-crossed young lovers story…

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