He becomes the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, possessing all of his signature quirks and emotional inflections in Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis.

Standing tall as the single best performance from the first half of 2022,

Butler’s moves have thrust him into the Oscar race for best actor.

However, his road to a nom won’t be easy, with a total miscast of his co-star Tom Hanks,

who’s thrown into a fat suit with a questionable accent, and an overbaked runtime.

The biopic’s awards success will be contingent upon the movie’s overall box office and possibilities in other Oscar categories.

Something dawned on me attending the screening of “Elvis”

leading to its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May:

There’s nobody who hasn’t heard of Elvis. Still, as time moves further away from his era

ending with his death in August 1977, he’s become more of a myth than a person