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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  • Look Both Ways

  • Spin Me Round

  • The Nice Guys

    ★★★★

  • Clerks III

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  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys

    ★★★★

    I will never stop being bitter that this didn’t become at *least* a trilogy.

  • Secret Headquarters

    Secret Headquarters

    ★★

    High-concept comedies have been using a foundation of “what really matters” parent-child relationships for more than a generation, so it’s kind of annoying when one can’t even get the basic structure right. In this variation, everyday guy Jack (Owen Wilson) discovers alien power source that transforms him into the world-protecting superhero The Guard. A decade later, The Guard’s responsibilities have led to an estrangement from his son Charlie (Walker Scobell)—until Charlie and his middle-school friends discover The Guard’s lair beneath…

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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?