Why 'La La Land' is exactly the movie we need right now



Do yourself a favor and go see La La Land when it comes to your city. 

You don’t need to be told that the world is a mess anymore — the evidence is everywhere, from TV screens to social media and yes, out in the actual streets and where we live. For that, movies are an escape. Buying a ticket is an implicit agreement to two hours away from cable news and your Twitter feed, and La La Land is the perfect movie to run away to.

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what works for La La Land, because it is so many things that do. It isn’t the first movie musical, the first story of struggling artists, the first romanticized depiction of hustle in L.A. or even the first pairing of Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. But there is a zeitgeist-crushing combination at work here, a carefully crafted cross-section of all the things that make great cinema all working together at any given moment in the film. Read more…

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