Baz Luhrmann

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Baz Luhrmann: ‘I need freedom above all else’
The film director, 60, on what inspires him, the life-changing meeting he had with his wife, and why running away from home was his first act of rebellion

Nick McGrath

21, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Cannibals! Crying! Carrots! The best movie moments of 2022
From Elvis to Eo, Guardian writers have picked their most indelible scenes from this year’s big screen line-up

Veronica Esposito, Jesse Hassenger, Benjamin Lee, Radheyan Simonpillai, Guy Lodge, Lisa Wong Macabasco, Lauren Mechling, Scott Tobias, Adrian Horton, Catherine Shoard, Andrew Lawrence and Andrew Pulver

24, Dec, 2022 @7:04 AM

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Film: Mark Kermode’s 10 best of 2022
From Hindi crime drama to medieval teen empowerment, Graceland to Bradford to Iran, the year was rich in unforgettable performances

Mark Kermode

18, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Aacta awards 2022: Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis, Mystery Road and Heartbreak High win big
Mandy Walker became the first female to win best cinematographer for Elvis, which beat out the Drover’s Wife and the Stranger in most film categories

Kelly Burke

07, Dec, 2022 @9:34 AM

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The 15 greatest Australian musicals, on stage and screen – sorted
From the glittery fun of Priscilla to a whole show about the career of Paul Keating, here are the musicals that sing to audiences both in Australia and around the world

Cassie Tongue and Ben Neutze

07, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Elvis actor Shonka Dukureh dies one month after big screen debut
The 44-year-old singer, who portrayed Big Mama Thornton in Baz Luhrmann’s latest film, was found unresponsive in her Nashville home

Sian Cain and Associated Press

22, Jul, 2022 @2:26 AM

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From Strictly Ballroom to Elvis: the career of Baz Luhrmann – sorted
The Australian auteur’s films are intoxicating, polarising spectacles – so from the very bad (Australia) to the very good, we rank his works across film and TV

Luke Buckmaster

27, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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All shook up: how accurate is Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic?
The director faced a colossal task in condensing the King’s two-decade-plus career into a single feature. So how did he fare?

Mark Duffett

27, Jun, 2022 @9:16 AM

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Elvis review – blistering, turbocharged chronicle of the King
With electrifying performances from Austin Butler as Elvis and Tom Hanks as Colonel Parker, Baz Luhrmann’s whirlwind biopic is cinematic dynamite

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

26, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Country-soul star Yola: ‘I have a mission. I’m extremely bloody-minded about it’
The Grammy-nominated UK singer on her journey from guesting on dance bangers to starring in Baz Lurhmanm’s Elvis, and her long battle for recognition in the white, male-dominated Americana scene

Kate Hutchinson

23, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Elvis review – Baz Luhrmann’s squeaky-clean King is shaking no one up
Incurious yet frantic, Luhrmann’s spangly epic is off-key – and Austin Butler flounders in those blue suede shoes

Peter Bradshaw

22, Jun, 2022 @8:56 AM

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Elvis Presley as Willy Wonka? The films the King of Rock’n’Roll almost made
West Side Story, Midnight Cowboy and The Godfather would all have been very different if Elvis had got his way – or if his manager Col Tom Parker hadn’t turned down so many roles on his behalf

Matthew Turner

20, Jun, 2022 @2:12 PM

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