Scott Renshaw

Film critic for Salt Lake City Weekly since 2000.

Favorite films

  • Singin' in the Rain
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Jaws
  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

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  • Fire Island

  • Top Gun: Maverick

  • Hollywood Stargirl

  • Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story

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  • Downton Abbey: A New Era

    Downton Abbey: A New Era

    ★★

    You’d be excused for wondering what the “new era” of the subtitle might be, considering this latest continuation of the series takes place only about a year after the 1927-set events of 2019’s Downton Abbey feature. As it turns out, that new era is closer to 1952—the year Singin’ in the Rain was released. Because while half of this narrative involves Lord Grantham (Hugh Bonneville) and others traveling to the south of France to deal with a villa bequeathed to…

  • Men

    Men

    ★★½

    Salt Lake City Weekly feature review here.

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  • The Lion King

    The Lion King

    ★★

    What if this Lion King had come first? It’s an interesting thought experiment, sort of a second-cousin to the idea that drives the current theatrical feature Yesterday: What if we woke up in a world where Disney had never released a hand-drawn animated film called The Lion King in 1994, and this story were appearing now for the first time, in the age of photorealistic CGI recreations of real-world animals? If there’s anything wrong with it—and by extension, with Disney’s…

  • Phineas and Ferb: The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension

    Phineas and Ferb: The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension

    ★★★

    How was it not insanely over-talked-about that Marvel's The Avengers had pretty much the identical climax as a Disney Channel movie?