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

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  • My Name Is Pauli Murray

  • The Starling

  • On Broadway

    ★★★½

  • Cry Macho

    ★★

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  • On Broadway

    On Broadway

    ★★★½

    Opening with Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” playing over images of the Manhattan skyline should be your first hint that Oren Jacoby’s documentary is going to be a big mash note to Broadway theater, but he manages to serve up a pretty fascinating history lesson in the process. Jacoby provides an overview of the past 50 years of Broadway, beginning with its early-’70s nadir amidst changing counterculture-era aesthetic tastes and a theater district overrun with drugs and sex, and tracking several…

  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    The Eyes of Tammy Faye

    ★★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?