Baz Luhrmann’s opulent style doesn’t work for everyone, but it cannot be denied that it’s wholly unique. He has honed his craft over time, and tends to choose films with subjects that fit in with that style. Elvis, his first film in nine years (since The Great Gatsby, another story that Luhrmann’s anachronistic charm is perfect for) fits very well within his chosen sphere, moving quickly and framing its fictionalized mid-20th century with colorful loudness and clear frantic excitement.
Read my review of TÁR here.
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