La La Land (2017) 

After just five minutes into La La Land, I was certain that I was going to hate it. The large ensemble number, titled “Another Day in the Sun” opens the film, with numerous people jumping out of their cars, singing and dancing on a busy L.A freeway. I normally keep my distance from musicals, but I decided to give La […]

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Whiplash (2014)

At a glance, Whiplash appears to have a fairly mundane premise. The film follows first-year student Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller), who aspires to lead a career in jazz drumming. Through his participation in a jazz band, he aims to eventually be remembered as one of the greats. Chazelle transforms what sounds like a tame story, into […]

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