Comedy, Drama, History Rated: R 189 min

Director Damien Chazelle’s look at the earliest days of Hollywood is a fever dream of outrageous excess and outsized ambition. With an ensemble cast led by Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Diego Calva, the film spins the fictionalized tales of the silent era’s biggest stars, including John Gilbert, Douglas Fairbanks, Clara Bow and Anna May Wong. Chazelle captures the cacaphony, unbridled decadence and depravity that reigned on and offscreen before the advent of sound brought silence to the set. Academy Award-winning composer Justin Hurwitz, who got his start in Hollywood writing jokes for The Simpsons and Curb Your Enthusiasm, sets the whole thing to a raucous, memorable score.

Nominated for 3 Oscars

“…Chazelle’s film is a cinematic marvel, evidence enough that movies are magical, as it sweeps us into the beautiful, terrible world we recognise as Hollywood even now.” — Caryn James,
“Calva wears a poet’s heart on his sleeve, and beautifully so, while Robbie’s feral performance feels extracted from some higher plane of existence.” — Clarisse Loughrey, The Independent
directed by
Damien Chazelle
written by
Damien Chazelle
Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Jean Smart, Diego Calva
Spanish, Italian, French, Mandarin, Cantonese, English
United States