La La Land (2016)
La La Land is a work of director Damien Chazelle – famous through Whiplash (2014). The film tells the love story of a jazz musician and a girl who dreams of becoming an actress. But no fairy tale happened, the two were quickly defeated by the harsh present. Thought to be born for each other, both engrossed in pursuit of glory and fame, and then many conflicts occurred. The glamorous world of Hollywood became the barrier separating the duo. The film brings an extremely meaningful and profound message about love and career.
After its debut, La La Land has received a lot of awards when it was selected by the American Film Institute as one of the “10 films of the year” and won the “Best Picture” award of the American Society of Film Critics. At the 2017 Golden Globes, La La Land also led in the number of nominations with 7 categories, including the category “Best Film”.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is the 9th work of monstrous director Quentin Tarantino about actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) as they struggle with changes. of the film industry. As a movie by a great director, with the presence of two big stars, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood contains many surprises and is expected to make a big deal as soon as it is released.
Hollywood in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is not only a flashy, lavish place where many people wish to once set foot in, but there are also many negative, harsh and bloody sides, typically the fun, calculations, trade-offs… and the focus is on the murder case of female star Sharon Tate. The film grossed $374 million worldwide. At the 2020 Oscars, the film received 10 nominations, including “Best Director” for Tarantino and brought Brad Pitt the “Best Supporting Actor” award.
Shaped by Ryan Murphy – the father of the once-popular Glee series, Hollywood deserves to be ranked among the best films, because the contemporary message is told under the language of art movement. top notch. Each character in Hollywood has a story, a life of its own. It was Jack Castello – a World War II veteran who came to Hollywood with the dream of an actor, but lacked money and relationships. Raymond Ainsley – Filipino film director hopes to break boundaries in Hollywood. Camille Washington, an emerging actress of color faces racial prejudice.
Thereby, Hollywood paints a picture of the film industry. It is a beautiful, flashy, colorful world but also contains many pitfalls, racism, gender stereotypes and homophobia.
Babylon will take the audience to follow three main characters including actor Jack Conrad (Brad Pitt), a young girl looking for her debut role Nellie La Roy (Margot Robbie) and Mexican-born immigrant Manny (Diego Calva) with film dream. They didn’t know each other but accidentally met at a party in Hollywood. From there, the three began their own journey to discover the beauties and dark sides of the world cinema capital.
The main setting of the film is Hollywood in the 1920s – this is the historical transition period of cinema when sound films first appeared. The film delves into the dark sides of the entertainment industry with wild parties, drugs, crime, the reality of exchanging love for career advancement opportunities or racism, contempt for women, homosexuals. count. These negatives are integrated in the story of many supporting characters such as the black musician Sidney Palmer (Jovan Adepo), the bisexual singer Fay Zhu (Li Jun Li) or the tycoon James McKay (Tobey Maguire) ).
The Idol (2023)
True to the name The Idol, the film will delve into the hidden corners of the lives of respected young stars in the American entertainment industry. Jocelyn is a talented and personality singer but has many problems in her private life. The character is like a combination of the not-so-smooth life of “pop princess” Britney Spears and the bohemian image of Miley Cyrus. After her mother’s death, she suffers a nervous breakdown that causes her tour to be cancelled, her determination to reclaim America’s sexiest pop star title, and her complicated relationship with Tedros (The Weeknd). ).
The Idol will also bring a new perspective, when the artist world becomes “prey” for the media to dissect and is controlled by the bosses and managers. They lose themselves but cannot be freed and can only choose to find all-night fun to be able to forget this cruel reality. The series just aired episode 1 on June 4, 2023 on HBO.