'Sparkle' Review: A Thrilling Musical, Despite Damp Sparks

Steven Soderbergh's updating of "Ocean's 11" taught us that the best movies to remake are the ones we remember fondly even if the originals weren't all that great. The first "Ocean's" mainly coasts on Rat Pack nostalgia, and the 1976 version of "Sparkle" is usually connected to the album of Aretha Franklin singing the film's Curtis Mayfield songs, even though the Queen of Soul is neither seen nor heard in the movie itself.



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