Evita (1996) short review

There are many good things about this movie, not the least of which is Antonio Banderas is easy on the eye and Madonna looks FABULOUS (hair, makeup, clothing, etc.) as Eva Peron.  Unfortunately the music and musical aspects are just too dated, and while they’ve updated the very 1970s/80s musical to include some more Latin sounds, it would have been much better as a biopic than as a musical. Still worth a watch just for the visuals.


About the author



Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.