Scott Renshaw

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

Recent activity

  • The Iron Claw

  • The Zone of Interest

  • Monster

  • The Boys in the Boat

Recent reviews

  • Silent Night

    Silent Night


    Salt Lake City Weekly feature review here.

  • The Shift

    The Shift


    Here’s the awkward bottom line of writer/director Brock Heasley’s genre spin on the Book of Job: At some point, it just feels weird when you’re trying to turn a faith-based fantasy into timeline-hopping science-fiction. It opens with the meet-cute between investment banker Kevin (Kristoffer Polaha) and his future wife Molly (Elizabeth Tabish), winding back and forth through the chronology of a relationship that eventually hits the skids. At the same time, Kevin is in a car accident that ends with…

Popular reviews

  • Knock at the Cabin

    Knock at the Cabin


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The following is my spoiler-free capsule coverage for City Weekly:

    There are occasions when it’s a curse to know the changes a movie has made from its source material—and hoo boy, is that ever the case with this adaptation of Paul Tremblay’s novel The Cabin at the End of the World from co-writer/director M. Night Shyamalan. His set-up remains the same: At an isolated cabin, gay couple Eric (Jonathan Groff) and Andrew (Ben Aldridge) are enjoying a vacation with their…

  • 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?