21 year old film lover
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
What a great way to start 2023! Babylon truly is a 3 hour love letter to cinema and a hate letter to Old Hollywood.
There are a lot of nods to old Hollywood stars and references from movie scenes of movie history. For instance, I noticed right away that the kiss scene between Lady Fay Zhu and a woman in the first act was an homage to the kiss scene of Marlene Dietrich in Morocco. Scenes like that prove that…
I have been waiting for this film to be released ever since the set photos of Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe was released in 2019. I had recently read the book in preparation for this film to get a taste of what to expect, and I’m so glad I did. To dive right into this fictional horror story of Marilyn Monroe’s life with no preparation at all would have been even more mentally draining and terrifying than it personally…