Thursday, Jun. 23, 2022

The brief life of Elvis Presley is not something that fits neatly into a conventional biopic formula, though many have tried. It was, perhaps, always going to take a director as wild and visionary as Baz Luhrmann to do something that evokes the essence of the King's 42 years. Luhrmann knows...

Tuesday, Jun. 21, 2022

On the day of Austin Butler's final screen test for "Elvis," director Baz Luhrmann threw everything at him.

Butler had spent five months building up to that moment, workshopping the role with Luhrmann, doing hair and make-up tests, rehearsing the songs. Against the odds, Butler had...

Thursday, May. 26, 2022

It's the day before Baz Luhrmann is to unveil "Elvis" at the Cannes Film Festival, and it goes without saying that the director — one of cinema's most maximalist moviemakers — is ready to put on a show.

"I've been ready to put on a show since I was born," Luhrmann says in a hotel looking...

Monday, May. 16, 2022

After two years of pandemic, the 75th Cannes Film Festival is getting going with a familiar dose of controversy and some new snafus as it readies for its largest gathering on the French Riviera since the 2019 edition.

Preparations were in full swing up and down the Croisette on Monday...

Saturday, May. 14, 2022

After the 2020 Cannes Film Festival was canceled by the pandemic and the 2021 edition was scaled back — even kisses were forbade on the red carpet — the lavish French Riviera cinema soiree is set to return with a festival that promises to be something like normal.

Or at least Cannes' very...

Saturday, May. 7, 2022

Some are newcomers. Some are former child stars reintroducing themselves in adult roles. And one is a comedian making a leap to big screen. These are just a few of the actors poised to make a splash this summer at the movies:

AUSTIN BUTLER IN "ELVIS"
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