Elvis Mitchell

Elvis Mitchell

Actor, Producer


Elvis Mitchell is an American film critic, radio host, and journalist. Born in Detroit, Michigan, on April 2, 1961, Mitchell grew up in an artistic family and was exposed to music and the world of film from a young age. He attended Wayne State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982.

After college, Mitchell moved to Los Angeles and began working in the film industry. He worked as a programmer at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and then served a stint as a film curator. During this time, he also began writing for various print publications, including the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, and Premiere magazine.

In 1994, Mitchell joined the staff of The New York Times, where he served as film critic for six years. In 2000, he became the host of KCRW's "The Treatment," an acclaimed radio show that combines conversation, interviews, and music. During his time at KCRW, Mitchell interviewed some of the biggest names in the film industry, including Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, and Clint Eastwood.

In 2006, Mitchell left KCRW and joined the staff of the Sundance Channel, where he hosted the show "Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence." The series featured interviews with some of the most influential directors and actors in the film industry. He also hosted the show "Elvis Mitchell: Movie Geeks United," which aired on Turner Classic Movies.

In addition to his work as a radio host and film critic, Mitchell has served on the jury for several film festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival. He has also taught at Columbia University, UCLA, and USC.

Throughout his career, Mitchell has been highly respected for his thoughtful and articulate reviews. He has been nominated for and won several awards, including the prestigious National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Film Critic in 2000.

Mitchell continues to work as a film critic and radio host. He is currently the film critic for the Los Angeles Times and the host of KCRW's "The Spin." He is also the host of the podcast "The Movie Machine," which focuses on films and filmmakers from all over the world.

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