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“A tale of a outsized ambition and outrageous excess” the tag line states, and that is quite exactly what we get. Unfortunately, what sets Babylon apart from Chazelle’s other movies, is that it is, quite frankly, too outsized and too excessive. There are too many parts to be played and it becomes marred in an unfocused technical narrative that falls apart in the 3rd act.
As such, the emotional beats do not land even remotely the way the do in…
I knew I'd love this when i saw that David Ehrlich gave it a 2.5.
Had no idea where it was going and it's fascinating portrayal of posturing morality amongst the wealthy elite is typified by Woody Harrelson's character.
All three parts of the movie lead so brilliant well and each part is different from the rest.
Jeremy Corbell is one of the most self-serving and indulgent documentary filmmakers to have come out of the digital age, and it's a shame because Bob's story is fascinating. The level of indulgence can be summed up in two scenes out of the many many scenes I could choose. The first shows Corbell push a point that clearly makes Bob uncomfortable to discuss and doesn't take no for an answer. The second is when Corbell again asks Bob to discuss…
The experience of watching a film like The House That Jack Built in a darkened cinema with a group of strangers is indeed at times both an infuriating experience but also an enlightening experience.
First, listening to them rummaging around in their fucking popcorn boxes, masticating as loud as a dive bomber aptly referenced in the movie, and commentating on shit they can not comprehend because of such a visceral attack on their senses and their emotions.
Secondly, curiosity stems…