Big swings as always from Damien Chazelle. Babylon doesn’t stick the landing quite as well as it could, and it’s certainly not quite graceful on the way there. This feels like Chazelle’s Boogie Nights, but somehow not as tasteful as PTA’s porn star rise and fall film. The opening party is quite the sequence (could’ve trimmed it), the vignettes throughout the years work for the most part (could’ve trimmed some) but the finale? It packs that Chazelle punch (could’ve trimmed some). All in all? I liked it a lot. I laughed, I cried, it’s about GOING TO THE MOVIES!!