Elvis Mitchell is a public intellectual and a former film critic for “The New York Times.”
In his reviews, Mitchell takes on a freewheeling, some might say stream of consciousness style, and works a lot of intertextuality into his work by referencing other films. As one of the most well-known African-American critics in the United States, Mitchell also incorporates various cultural issues into his reviews and essays.
Mitchell was part of a short-lived PBS show in the late 1980?s called “The Edge.” In it he did film commentary and criticism. Mitchell is currently the host of KCRW’s pop culture and film interview program “The Treatment”.