The Long Take, by Robin Robertson
Post WW2 historical drama, following a Canadian guy's descent from bright young thing to addiction, and post-traumatic stress. He lands in NY after the war then decides to try Hollywood. Written as a verse novel, the flashback scenes are mainly written in verse. Don't know if the style really adds a lot. It had scooped a few awards and nominations and I probably expected a bit more. Hints of Dorian Gray in the way the writer sees himself without realising it's him, hints of James Ellroy (the hyper-real characters drifting in and out of reality and fiction of LA in the post-war period).
Lofty ambitions but misses the mark a bit. It's short anyway but chop about a quarter or a third out and it would be very powerful. Lots of really impressive imagery - especially the cold NY winter.