Movie review: “Bohemian Rhapsody” (2018)

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“How many more ‘Galileos’ do you want?!”

Since it was a foregone conclusion that any review I might attempt to write for the Queen/ Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody would consist of an opening excess of “full disclosure” statements, I suppose we might as well start. First: Freddie Mercury is my favorite singer of all time. Period, full stop. I don’t honestly even know who qualifies as runner-up. Most likely it is a ten-way tie, with the pack mired ten miles or so behind our winner. Beyond his famous flamboyance and extravagance, his room-leveling outward confidence and revolutionary, simultaneously invigorating and hypnotic stage presence, there is the undeniable fact of Mercury’s voice, a dynamic, multi-octave nuclear missile of near-unlimited range that unquestionably ranks among the very greatest in the history of recorded music. Continue reading “Movie review: “Bohemian Rhapsody” (2018)”