Rocketman (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Rocketman (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
I’m not a huge Elton John fan so going into Rocketman I was probably starting from a lower position that many – in short the film had a higher bar to hit, especially coming off the back of the excellent (if flawed) Bohemian Rhapsody (also partly directed by Dexter Fletcher).  I’m happy to report that quite simply Rocketman is excellent. Taron Egerton owns his never off screen role as Elton John but as good as he is (and maybe even better than Malik was as Freddie) it’s the confident, funny and often crazy direction of Fletcher that is the star here – adeptly reflecting the life of the films subject. Yup Lock Stocks Bacon once again shows why he’s one of the best directors in the UK today.  This is a must see for fans of Elton John (and those that aren’t) and needs to be seen on the big screen for maximum impact. Such good fun.

Best Bit: Egerton is superb

Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Cinema

If You Liked this Try: Bohemian Rhapsody, What’s Love Got To do With It, 24 Hour Party People

 


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Sunshine On Leith (2013) – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

Sunshine On Leith (2013) – A Quick Capsule Review (Revisited)

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Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Well that was  a surprise… a musical based on the works of The Proclaimers (whose music I detest as a general rule) not only managed to be charming and funny but also made me actually want to buy their music.  More over Sunshine On Leith, full of great choreography, charing performances and a heart missing from modern day filming,  ended up as probably one of the top ten films of 2013.  Who saw that coming?  Highly recommended.

Best Bit: 500 Miles.

Rent, Borrow, Buy, Stream: Buy

If you liked this try: Little Shop Of Horrors, Blues Brothers, Rocky Horror Picture Show

 

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Sunshine On Leith: A Quick Capsule Review

Quick Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Well that was  a surprise… a musical based on the works of The Proclaimers (whose music I detest as a general rule) not only managed to be charming and funny but also made me actually want to buy their music.  More over Sunshine On Leith, full of great choreography, charing performances and a heart missing from modern day filming,  ended up as probably one of the top ten films of 2013.  Who saw that coming?  Highly recommended.

Best Bit: 500 Miles.

Rent, Borrow, Buy, Stream: Buy

If you liked this try: Little Shop Of Horrors (8/10); Blues Brothers (8/10); Rocky Horror Picture Show (8/10)