A tale of outsized ambition and outrageous excess, tracing the rise and fall of multiple characters in an era of unbridled decadence and depravity during Hollywood's transition from silent films and to sound films in the late 1920s.
Runtime: 188 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Stars: Diego Calva, Cici Lau, James Wellington, Trisha Simmons, Armando Cosio, Taylor Nichols, Todd Giebenhain, Bregje Heinen, Li Jun Li, Kaia Gerber, Frederick Koehler, Vanessa Bednar, Douglas Fruchey, Aurielle Simmons, Margot Robbie, Jimmy Ortega, Circus-Szalewski, Samara Weaving, Katia Gomez, Hayley Huntley
Director: Damien Chazelle
ethanlavigne-55895 - 13 January 2023 Incredible and moving! Babylon is another Damien Chazelle masterpiece! Yes I do feel some things are not necessary but the plot and acting and writing is both hilarious and moving. With the comedy leading into the drama it truly makes you question the film. I have seen it 4 times and it just keeps getting better and better each time. They should've kept it in theaters longer and not released it on the same day Avatar: The Way of Water was being released. That was the only huge mistake of the film and for the poor box office performance. I also think the marketing for this film could've been better. If the marketing was better the film would be "the smash of the century"
ChiefBogeyman - 9 January 2023 A Very Skillful Film Skillful in the sense that every aspect of the film is beautifully executed, however a film begins with a script and that is the one category that was lacking. Yes it is a good yarn of Hollywood however it touches on so many points that it lacks cohesion.
Something could have been learned from the tight script of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. However this is a big project and once it starts it is very hard to not proceed despite the script not being perfect.