Taron Egerton as Elton John in a still from Rocketman (category to be confirmed). The film, directed by Dexter Fletcher, captures the singer’s rapid rise to multimillionaire status and his spells in and out of rehab. Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard co-star.

Cannes 2019: Rocketman film review – Taron Egerton superb as Elton John in musical biopic

  • Styled as a fantasy musical, Dexter Fletcher’s film covers the base points of the singer’s life but doesn’t stick strictly to the facts
  • There’s the fame and fortune, his love affair with his manager, the spells in rehab; musical numbers are staged with panache, with Egerton commanding on stage
Topic |   European films

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Taron Egerton as Elton John in a still from Rocketman (category to be confirmed). The film, directed by Dexter Fletcher, captures the singer’s rapid rise to multimillionaire status and his spells in and out of rehab. Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard co-star.
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Tilda Swinton in a still from Jim Jarmusch’s zombie comedy The Dead Don't Die. Photo: Frederick Elmes/Focus Features

Cannes 2019: The Dead Don’t Die film review – Jim Jarmusch has a blast with all-star zombie comedy

  • The undead have never looked as cool as this. Jarmusch’s zombies zero in on things they were addicted to when alive: white wine, Snapple ... and Wi-fi
  • Selena Gomez, Tilda Swinton, Adam Driver, Tom Waits, and Chloe Sevigny star in this cops vs corpses story that’s full of in-jokes and Jarmusch references
Topic |   American films

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Tilda Swinton in a still from Jim Jarmusch’s zombie comedy The Dead Don't Die. Photo: Frederick Elmes/Focus Features
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