BABYLON – Review by Susan Granger

Babylon is a grotesquely graphic, three-hour mess of a movie about early Tinseltown!

Focusing on an era of decadent, depravity that’s the antithesis of his musical fantasy La La Land (2016), writer/director Damien Chazelle’s saga begins in the Roaring 1920s as Manny Torres (Diego Calva), an ambitious Mexican production assistant, navigates the tortuous hills of Hollywood to deliver a ‘live’ elephant to an extravagant, coke-fueled Bacchanalia, a messy job that doesn’t end as expected.

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