Bohemian Rhapsody: A Disservice to Freddie Mercury

In serving as a biopic of Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury, Bohemian Rhapsody does a disservice by placing a bigger focus on the music than his sexuality. For the reasons I’ll get into shortly, Bohemian Rhapsody is this year’s version of The Greatest Showman.  The music is great–don’t get me wrong, the film features a killer soundtrack that you should absolutely own.  Much in the same case as last year’s crowd-pleasing musical, the faults in…

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The King: Elvis Presley’s Life as An American Dream

Writer-director Eugene Jarecki uses journey of Elvis Presley in The King as a way of showing us the rise and fall of the American Dream. It’s an interesting premise.  The King isn’t an outright documentary of Elvis Presley.  There are clips of Elvis as the singer was making his rise.  We get a number of celebrities discussing Elvis while riding in his car.  The film traces us through some of Presley’s locations.  At the center…

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