‘Elvis’ shows Presley more as an icon than person, says critic

“Elvis” features music by Baz Luhrmann and stars Austin Butler. Credit: YouTube.

Critics review the latest film releases. The biopic “Elvis” chronicles the rise of the king of rock and roll, and shows his complicated relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker. “The Black Phone” is about a 13-year-old boy who’s locked in a basement and hears voices of past murder victims through a disconnected phone. “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” is about the life of a tiny one-eyed seashell named Marcel, who’s voiced by Jenny Slate. “Beavis and Butthead Do the Universe,” based on the famous television cartoon duo, is written and directed Mike Judge, who also did “Office Space” and “Idiocracy.” 



  • Tim Grierson - senior U.S. critic for Screen International, vice president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and author of “This Is How You Make A Movie” - @TimGrierson
  • Amy Nicholson - host of the podcast Unspooled and film reviewer for the New York Times - @theAmyNicholson