Babylon (Damien Chazelle, 2023)


The latest film from the director of Whiplash and La La Land seems to be riding off of the wave of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Mank.

Originally Posted by The Hollywood Reporter
Written by Chazelle and set in the late 1920s during the movie industry’s transition from silent films to talkies, Babylon explores the rise and fall of multiple characters. Around town, the project has been described as “The Great Gatsby on steroids.”
Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt reunite to play the leading roles. Just recently Olivia Wilde, Spike Jonze and Tobey Maguire joined the ensamble.

The movie is expected to go into a wide release on Jan. 6, 2023.

“The Great Gatsby on steroids.”
Hard pass.

I'm definitely an admirer of Chazelle. I loved "La La Land" and also quite liked "Whiplash", and to a lesser extent "First Man". However, I genuinely don't think this looks good at all.

This sounds promising at least hopefully it delivers as chazelles stuff has been great so far