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Elton John criticises 'hypocritical' Vatican over same-sex stance
Singer tweets that Holy See indirectly invested in his Rocketman biopic

Angela Giuffrida

16, Mar, 2021 @6:37 PM

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Oscars 2020: shallow Joker squats on top of patchy and infuriating nominations | Peter Bradshaw
The supervillain origin story has again squeezed out a clutch of much better films, but this isn’t the shabbiest shortlist I’ve seen

Peter Bradshaw

13, Jan, 2020 @4:10 PM

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The biggest Golden Globes snubs on a night of surprises
Netflix failed to impress as Scorsese’s mob epic went home with nothing and Noah Baumbach’s divorce drama picked up one minor award

Andrew Pulver

06, Jan, 2020 @1:10 PM

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1917's Golden Globes glory fair reward for thrilling and distinguished work
Sam Mendes’s first world war film, not widely tipped beforehand, is a worthy winner for its immersive audacity and technical brilliance

Peter Bradshaw

06, Jan, 2020 @7:44 AM

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Delta airline will restore LGBTQ scenes to Booksmart and Rocketman
Actor Olivia Wilde, who directed Booksmart, called out the airline on Twitter for showing edited versions of her film

Oliver Milman

02, Nov, 2019 @3:29 PM

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Don't look now: in defence of trigger warnings at the movies
Calls for audiences to be alerted to potentially distressing scenes of sex, violence or drug use are under fire – but everyone has the right not to be upset at the cinema

Jemima Skala

18, Jun, 2019 @12:49 PM

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Why Hollywood can’t resist an evil rock mogul
Rocketman and Bohemian Rhapsody positioned the manager as the villain – but were they really that bad?

Gavin Haynes

18, Jun, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Backlash in Samoa over 'hypocritical' Rocketman ban
Activists accuse censors of ‘selective morality’ in nation where transgender women are widely accepted

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson in Apia

12, Jun, 2019 @1:20 AM

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Hollywood needs to stop letting stars author their own biopics | Charles Bramesco
Elton John’s biopic Rocketman is the latest in a long line of fact-based dramas that suffer from their subject’s involvement

Charles Bramesco

06, Jun, 2019 @2:25 PM

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Russia cuts Rocketman scenes citing 'homosexual propaganda' law
Elton John biopic’s gay sex and kissing footage edited out in effort to play down singer’s sexuality

Andrew Roth Moscow correspondent

31, May, 2019 @7:50 PM

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Live Aid to Sonic Death Monkey – the best gigs at the movies
As the Queen and Elton John biopics prove, great concert performances are at the heart of the best films about music. Here are 15 of the finest

Tom Fordy

29, May, 2019 @6:32 AM

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Rocketman review – Elton's sparkliest spectacle yet
Taron Egerton is terrific as the singer, but the real star of this electric biopic is director Dexter Fletcher

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

26, May, 2019 @7:00 AM

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