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…


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….


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…


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…