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ROCKETMAN (2019)

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The early life and career of superstar Elton John (Taron Egerton), born Reginald Dwight, unfolds as a musical fantasy. During a group therapy session, Elton reflects on his difficult childhood with cold mother Sheila (Bryce Dallas Howard), sympathetic grandmother Ivy (Gemma Jones) and distant disapproving father Stanley (Steven Mackintosh). Learning to play piano at an early age leads him to a life in music. A lasting friendship and songwriting partnership with lyricist Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell) results in many chart hits. But not all goes smoothly. A relationship with manager John Reid (Richard Madden) ends badly. Drugs and alcohol enter the picture. Ups and downs follow - and life goes on. Dazzling musical numbers, sets and costumes sparkle on the big screen in a biopic that truly captivates. This is the type of film that rises or falls on

FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL

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The final years of legendary film noir actress Gloria Grahame (Annette Bening) are explored in this true story. Escaping scandal that followed her life in America, Grahame moved to England where she started performing on stage. It was here that she met young actor Peter Turner (Jamie Bell). A romance led to a friendship that lasted until her death from cancer in 1981. Annette Bening lights up the screen in this stunning portrait of a fading star. Based on Peter Turner's memoir of the same name, this engrossing film could easily have turned into a run-of-the- mill May-December romance if not for