Sunday, June 16, 2024

Harry Styles Triumph: Toronto Finds Pop Star’s “My Policeman” Film Very Arresting, Cops Big Reception at Premiere


Total hit tonight fir Michael Grandage’s “My Policeman,” the second Harry Styles movie of the season styles fans mobbed the street in front of the princess of Wales theater as if Harry were the Beatles or Frank Sinatra.

Styles acquits himself well in this taut drama of a married gay cop in Britain in 1957 who is also gay. It’s as if Merchant Ivory made a Harold Pinter movie. I’ll have a longer review later but for now Amazon Studios has a success.

And yes, the crowd inside loved the movie as much as the fans outside.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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