Elvis ★★★

Austin Butler is fantastic, and Luhrmann films the performances like a fever dream that gets across the madness of Elvis’s attraction. I wish it wasn’t so hackneyed about putting in the race stuff without also attempting to address his own appropriation.  And Hanks is Hank, no amount of makeup hides that so he never disappears into the role. 

But when it works, it works. I can’t deny how fun the musical sequences are.

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