Rocketman (Dexter Fletcher, 2019) USA|UK

Reviewed by Kaio Farkouh.

Directed by Dexter Fletcher, the movie tells the story about the well known famous singer/composer Elton John, who is interpreted interpreted by Taron Egerton. The movie starts  at the moment he was a kid and goes through his sexuality, his problems with drugs/alcohol and also his problems with family and friends and how he overcame all of it, to be such an iconic artist.

The movies shines in not in only where the musical biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” shined, but it knows how to tell a much better story as a drama and a musical. First of all, Taron does an amazing job, as good as Rami Malek did as Freddie Mercury, the difference here is that Taron actually sings. Sometimes through the movie, I looked at him and I could not see Taroon himself, but Elton John. He does an amazing job, not only when it involves the shows or even the musical performances, but also when the movie goes drama. 

I wouldn’t say that Elton John had the easiest and best life, and the movie shows that. From relationship problems with his dad, that

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Booksmart (Olivia Wilde, 2019) USA

Reviewed by Kaio Farkouh.

Directed by Olivia Wilde “Booksmart” is the first movie directed by the female actress, in which she tells a story about a true friendship between the characters Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein), where they find themselves at the end of High School heading towards graduation and then college, and looking at others and seeing that they did not have fun through college like the others did, which make them go wild for a least the night before graduation.

The movie has an amazing cast, which every students bring something to the table in a not predictable way. You have that cool guy, that the girls like, and the stupid one, and you also have the gay character and the black character. It is a cast with a lot of diversity, and no one of them fells like some kind of cliche meaning to the viewer. Even though the cast is amazing, what stood out for me are the friendship between Amy and Molly. At the start of the movie you buy their friendship, and you want to see more of them, because they

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