Rocket Zilla Souvenir (This Week’s Movies)

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Taron Egerton: Rocketman (Paramount Pictures)

Links to my reviews published this week in the Herald, and etc.

Godzilla. “The overall lack of any compelling storyline — or any reason to care about the people onscreen — made me start to squirm around the halfway point of this 131-minute movie.”

Rocketman. “Whatever this movie’s blunders, it succeeds because of two big selling points: the songs are just as catchy as they were in 1973, and Elton John is splendidly incarnated by Taron Egerton.”

The Souvenir. “The film feels like a memory exercise, where forgotten moments are left out, and the things that stick in the mind are left over.”

For the Scarecrow Video blog, I contribute a Seasoned Ticket column that considers English auteurs: Souvenir director Joanna Hogg’s film Exhibition and Elton John’s opus Gnomeo and Juliet. Read it here.