Does ‘La La Land’ Deserve the Hype?

The emotional payoff at the end of the La La Land—which just won a Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy (along with six other awards, including Best Screenplay)—could have been huge. Many of the elements for a powerful climax are there: rich cinematography, good actors, and a steady and talented director. There’s only one … Continued

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Finally, a Movie that Gets Romance Right: “La La Land”

The new movie La La Land is hoovering up nominations this awards season. Critics are cheering its stars, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, and it’s an event whenever Hollywood makes another movie musical. But that’s not why people should rush out to see it. Director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) delivers the most unabashedly romantic movie in … Continued

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Greed on Wall Street, Never in Hollywood

One of the most influential names in comedy is likely one that many of you have never heard. Adam McKay is a writer, producer, director extraordinaire who, alongside friend Will Ferrell, has brought the American public such films as Talladega Nights, Step Brothers, and Anchorman. He is the co-founder of the website Funny or Die. … Continued

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The Lovable Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling, is there anything you can’t do? The actor has not only made headlines recently for saving people’s lives, stopping street-corner fights, and being the man of every woman’s dreams, but now we find out that he is also an incredible dancer and singer. Or, at least, he was when he was ten years old. I don’t … Continued

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