Rocketman review Elton’s sparkliest spectacle yet

June 20, 2019

Taron Egerton is terrific as the singer, but the real star of this electric biopic is director Dexter Fletcher ” When are you going to go about hug me ?” That question echoes around Dexter Fletcher’s dazzling rock opera- a fantastical report of the high-priceds and lows of Elton John’s wild-ride rise, told in frenetically full-blooded musical shape. It’s the story of a little boy who became a big star…

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Elton John: ‘They wanted to tone down the sex and drugs. But I havent led a PG-13 life’

June 12, 2019

In this exclusive article, Elton John writes about his extraordinary life and why he finally decided to give the Rocketman biopic the green light I was in the cinema for about 15 times before I started crying. Not crying as in the occasional rip quietly percolating down my cheek: actually sobbing, in that loud, unguarded, emotionally destroyed style that makes people turn around and look at you with frightened faces….

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Hollywood needs to stop letting stars author their own biopics | Charles Bramesco

June 8, 2019

Elton Johns biopic Rocketman is the latest in a long line of fact-based dramas that suffer from their themes involvement The new musical drama Rocketman opens on Elton John majestically strolling into a rehab fulfill, resplendent in a flamboyant Satan getup we will soon come to understand as aggressively, relentlessly symbolic. A haggard-looking John plops in his chair and rattlings off his laundry list of shortcomings: he’s a profligate rummy…

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Covered in glory: the tribute albums that saved careers and changed lives

May 2, 2018

This week delivers new all-star love-ins devote to Elton John and Johnny Cash marginal liberates in the context of their vocations, yet tributes to lesser-known behaves can prove transformative There are, when you simmer it down, two kinds of homage albums. There are the ones featuring people you’ve heard of- household names paying homage to other household names, genre stars paying regard to other genre starrings- and there are the…

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