A luscious, richly textured dream of the glam-rock era, re-imagined by Todd Haynes as a short-lived and fatally flawed utopia of erotic possibility. The year is 1984: Not some '80s-nostalgia 1984, but a proper Orwellian 1984 of oppressive architecture
and totalitarian gloom. Reporter Arthur Stuart (Christian Bale) is assigned to a 10th-anniversary investigation into the disappearance of English glam rocker Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Myers), who engineered the fake murder of his stage persona, Maxwell Demon, only to see his career take a real nosedive. Arthur hunts down Slade's ex-wife Mandy (Toni Collette), now a second-rate cabaret performer, and his wheelchair-bou...