Virginia Beall, Elon University
No one owns the rights to their own life story, but is it ethical for someone else to use and change it?
Vanessa Rivera, James Madison University
This upcoming film based on the Hollywood star garnered criticism already. Is it unfounded or justified?
Emily Elizabeth Louie, American University
With two Oscar wins, the 2021 movie cemented Jessica Chastain’s place in movie history and became a pioneer for future biopics.
Aly Walters, Michigan State University
After a steady stream of movies depicting the rise of rock legends like Queen, Elton John and The Beatles, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll will be the latest to receive the biopic treatment.
Asiya Robinson, Rowan University
The biopic tracks the rise of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams as their determined father guides them to success.
Cynthia Vasquez, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Whether it’s Beyoncé’s ‘HOMECOMING’ or Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ musicians are getting a boost from their movie appearances.
Caleb Clark, Hillsdale College
We all love when we get to see our favorite artists on the screen, but what happens when the reality doesn’t live up to the hype?
Aliza Pelto, Pratt Institute
The Elton John biopic succeeds, in part, because of its warts-and-all approach to the legendary musician.
Zailin Peña, Southern Adventist University
There’s more to Elton John than his trademark sunglasses.
Maya Butler, Baylor University
Take a chance on it!
Megan Mehta, University of Illinois at Chicago
An A-list actor does not a good movie make.
Alexandra Fabugais-Inaba, Rutgers University
You can’t be what you can’t see.
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