Singing and Singers

Sparkle

Set in Detroit in the 1960s, the film purportedly centers on its titular songstress (Sparks), the youngest of three sisters who start to ascend the musical ranks in the Motor City before their path to stardom hits a whole lot of rocky patches. Eldest sister Sister (Carmen Ejogo, who’s a revelation) is the gifted lead …

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Amy (1998)

Call me a bitter person, but I really don’t like singing children. No, let me rephrase that… it’s a bit unfair. I don’t like singing children who have the prima-donna attitude of believing that they are good singers, and think they are cute to boot. The number one offender is, of course, the creepy little …

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