ROCKETMAN REVIEW AVAILABLE ON SCENESTR

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It was my pleasure to be on assignment for Scenestr magazine again to attend a preview screening of Rocketman on a Saturday evening up at the top of the Myer Centre in town. Karen and I both came from other work with Karen doing well to make it before the screening began.

Rocketman is an interesting film for me, there were some moments that dragged on and felt weren’t not very well thought out. Then there were others that were… well just sublime. The emotional through line of the story is well served, a little boy growing up and feeling unloved and how that led to the addictions that almost killed the man.

It is not a perfect film far from it but it is the kind of film that makes me excited to have others watch it and tell me what they think. Because some things are done so well. I will be interested to hear your thoughts, for mine you can read the review here http://scenestr.com.au/movies-and-tv/rocketman-review-20190529

Produced by Eyeball Media Enterprises Scenestr is an online national magazine with local offices around Australia. Having started in 1993 they’ve excelled at moving into the digital realm but they remain at heart from the streets. They still publish magazines in print for Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland every month.

-Lloyd Marken

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FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL REVIEW AVAILABLE AT X-PRESS MAGAZINE

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My wife Karen won tickets to a preview screening of Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool a few weeks back and I’ve been lucky enough to have a review of the film published with X-Press Magazine.

The film is based on the book by Peter Turner who wrote of his love affair with Academy Award winner Gloria Grahame. It is a sad and moving film but a particularly well made one. I have thought about it a lot since seeing it, so touched by the way it captured time and space and how events in the film are open to the interpretation of each individual viewer. It’s a change of pace for Eon Productions too, famous for James Bond and I later found out Barbara Broccoli actually knew the couple when they were together. For Annette Bening, it is another reminder of what a talented consistent performer and storyteller we have in the actress and the level of the work she is getting to do. You can read more of my thoughts here http://xpressmag.com.au/film-stars-dont-die-in-liverpool-gets-9-10-on-the-other-side-of-sunset-boulevard/

X-Press Magazine was established in 1985 and at one point was Australia’s highest circulating free weekly entertainment publication with over 40,000 copies reaching 1,0000 outlets every week.  On the 24th May, 2016 Issue 1527 hit stands. Like many publications of its ilk X-Press Magazine is now foremost an online magazine engaged globally and making the most of the possibilities that new digital technology offers. It’s roots though are tied to its home city, love of local artists and productions and music which it supports wholeheartedly. Perth a capital city most isolated from all the other capitals is continuing to grow and develop culturally and artistically with its own identity and talent. X-Press has always been there to capture this growth and will continue to do so.

-Lloyd Marken