Rocketman - Didn’t hate this which, given I have no fondness for the music of Elton John, I hate musicals and I hate musician biopics, is pretty high praise… One thing I didn’t know was that he didn’t write the lyrics to his songs (this is apparently common knowledge). That really made the way they tried to link the songs to the life moments ring pretty hollow IMO. Like I say though, I didn’t hate it.
Diego Maradona - Absolutely loved this. Like I said earlier it’s a really smart choice to just focus on the Napoli spell as it serves as such a perfect microcosm of him and his career as a whole. Just a horribly sad story that somehow, despite everything he achieved, still gives the impression of wasted talent. Really well put together. As a football lover I just revelled in all the scenes of the post-title win celebrations in the city. When you see how much it means to an entire community it just makes me feel so lucky to be able to love the sport. All of the in-match footage is just so utterly wonderful as well particularly the World Cup stuff, just laced with history and occasion and spectacle. I left with some pretty awful football chants stuck in my head though.