Streaming: where to find the best film remakes
Published on Jul 13, 2019
With next week’s mainstream cinema calendar largely cleared for the presumed box-office colossus that is the “live-action” The Lion King remake, film critics once more have an opportunity to grumble about Hollywood’s over-dependence on do-overs at the expense of original material. It is, after all, Disney’s third remake of one of its own properties this year – following flashy but instantly disposable spins on Dumbo and Aladdin – and not the last, either.
But as we tut and sigh, it’s worth remembering that the cinematic remake is not an inherently bad idea: many a great film-maker has revisited earlier work for inspiration, and the streaming realm is peppered with good examples. Some are obvious – we needn’t trace the timeline of all A Star Is Born
Read full article at: The Guardian - Film News
Author: Guy Lodge