Posts Tagged ‘Damien Chazelle’

La La LandSimply put, La La Land is empty calories.

The film is a beautiful confection of color with huge amounts of artificial sweetener added to hide the rather stale ingredients that constitute the story. The resulting concoction produces a sugar rush of excitement initially, but the effect wears off well before the end of the 128-minute runtime, leaving viewers logy and dispirited.

It’s boy-meets-girl, boy-gets-girl, boy-loses-girl all against the painfully familiar backdrop of HOLLYWOOD!, because in HOLLYWOOD! anything can happen and does with absolute painful predictability. After all, it’s HOLLYWOOD! Mia (Emma Stone) is an aspiring actress and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) is a pianist who dreams of opening a jazz club. Gee, you think the odds might be against them? Well, then you don’t know…

HOLLYWOOD! (more…)

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