Fever Dream

Why Isn’t ‘Elvis’ a Home Run? Because It’s Not Actually Baz Luhrmann-ish Enough (Column)

Reading the reviews of Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis,” one would be forgiven for thinking that it must be some madly baroque spectacle of exquisite excess, the sort of thing…

‘Elvis’ Fact or Fiction: Colonel Tom Parker Biographer on What’s Real and Not in Baz Luhrmann Biopic

Does the phrase “That’s All Right, Mama” apply to the new “Elvis” movie… as in, “that’s all correct, ma’am”? No one is probably expecting that; any practiced watcher…

Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’ Opens Guadalajara Festival

Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis,” described by Variety as “a fizzy, delirious, impishly energized, compulsively watchable 2-hour-and-39-minute fever dream,” is set to open the 37th Guadalajara Int’l Film Festival (FICG)…

Inside Britney Spears’ toxic love life, from Timberlake to Federline & more

Britney Spears’ rocky road to love is paved with men who have used her for her fame and fortune. Those who know the pop princess well hope that her marriage to long-time boyfriend, Sam Asghari, 28, will be her happily-ever-after following her 2021 release from conservatorship. But one Hollywood source who worked closely with Spears,…

‘Elvis’ Review: Baz Luhrmann’s Biopic, Starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks, Is a Stylishly On-the-Surface Life-of-Elvis Impersonation Until It Takes Off in Vegas

Elvis Presley, with the exception of the Beatles, is the most mythological figure in the history of popular music. That makes him a singularly tempting figure to build…

Bill Skarsgard, Michelle Dockery Action Thriller ‘Boy Kills World’ Boarded by Capstone Global (EXCLUSIVE)

Capstone Global has boarded action-thriller “Boy Kills World,” starring Bill Skarsgård, Michelle Dockery and Jessica Rothe. The Los Angeles-based production and sales outfit is partnering on the pic with…

Freddie Highmore, Maisie Williams Unite for ‘Manacled Mormon Case’ Adaptation ‘Sinner V. Saints’

Freddie Highmore and Maisie Williams will star in an adaptation of a bizarre true story about an American ex-beauty queen who was accused of kidnapping and raping a…

‘Take Me to the River: New Orleans’ Review: Crescent City’s Music Veterans Meet the Funky Next Generation in a Spirited Doc

The last time there were as many trombones in a movie as there are in “Take Me to the River: New Orleans,” Harold Hill was probably leading a…

Is ‘The Northman’ a Failed Art Film, or Is It Robert Eggers’ Stolidly Successful Blockbuster Audition? (Column)

“The Northman,” a violent epic of Viking revenge, is not a good movie. It’s like “Gladiator” without the Colosseum and with a stubbornly uninteresting hulk avenger hero. (It…