All in 2019

Rocketman Review

Last year Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody was a runaway success that raked in at the box office and was very successful during award season. With that film’s uncredited director Dexter Fletcher, who took over after Bryan Singer was removed from the project, directing this Elton John biopic it is difficult not to see similarities and compare these two films. The one clear difference between the films is that while Bohemian Rhapsody is a film about musicians, Rocketman is a musical about a musician and that makes a big difference.

Aladdin Review

The latest live-action remake to come out of Disney’s pipeline is here and this time it’s Aladdin. Aladdin hasn’t had the smoothest ride to the big screen with casting issues, accusations of colourism and the internet’s reaction to Will Smith as Genie at several points before the film’s release. While this version is unlikely to replace the 1992 animated film as people’s preferred version of the Aladdin story, it is a bit of fun and a solid modernisation of the story.