Scott Renshaw

Scott Renshaw

Film critic for Salt Lake City Weekly since 2000.

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  • In The Heights

    In The Heights


    Salt Lake City Weekly feature review here.

  • Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation

    Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation


    How much should it matter that the subtitle feels kinda like false advertising? Director Lisa Immordino Vreeland certainly delivers the “Truman & Tennessee” part, offering a profile of Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams that combines archival interviews with the two celebrated writers, footage from the filmed adaptations of their work, and voice-over performances of writings by Capote and Williams (provided by Jim Parsons and Zachary Quinto, respectively). Vreeland’s organization often juxtaposes the two men’s views on the same subject—living in New…

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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?