It’s awards season and La La Land has been sweeping the board lately – but is it justified? You’d better believe it is.
An aspiring actress trying to make it big in Hollywood falls for a jazz pianist struggling to come to terms with the way the industry is heading. As their love blossoms, they come faced with choices that could jeopardize their relationship.
Damien Chazelle returns after the phenomenal Whiplash with a terrific revival of the Hollywood musical, showing if done right those Hollywood musicals can still win over audiences and critics alike.
Chazelle directs with style. In Whiplash he made drum sequences seem like war scenes taken right out of Saving Private Ryan, and here he makes musical numbers flow with the elegance of Disney princess’s at a ball.
The choreography is sublime, with tremendous camera work smoothly flowing through each musical number in one-endless camera shot.
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are sensational both individually and together. They have tremendous chemistry, wit, humor and emotion, and they both seem to be having the time of their life.
The songs are uplifting and catchy; you’ll find yourself humming along straight out of the theatre, with a spring in your step from watching one of the feel-good films of the year.
The Hollywood musical is back and it’s better than ever.