La La Land is Possibly the Greatest Film of 2016…or This Decade

Film lovers, music lovers, actors, and writers…please, if you visit the theaters this year, see La La Land. You won’t be disappointed. With awards season just around the corner, Hollywood has finally graced us with its most exceptional works of art, and La La Land serves as the centerpiece in what is sure to be a massive Oscar season.

Stone and Gosling are yet again successful at creating a believable, charming onscreen couple, but this time they just might have struck Oscar gold.

The film, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, best known for their reoccurring onscreen chemistry, pays tribute to so many aspects of film, music, and entertainment in general, the entire film feels like one giant homage. It’s an homage to Los Angeles, jazz music, the film industry, and the numerous pioneers who brought us here today. It’s one part musical, one part drama, another part comedy, and it all works flawlessly. You don’t have to be a particularly huge fan of either of those genres…you’ll still eat it up. La La Land pays tribute while also hiding several unique plot twists and leaps of faith that will keep you on your toes. The nontraditional love story that unfolds will capture your heart and tug at your heart strings. The music will warm your soul. And the cinematography will expand your artistic knowledge of film to the Nth degree.

Under the direction of Damien Chazelle, formerly director of Whiplash, La La Land’s cinematography is as much a character as the ones singing and dancing across the screen.

I really cannot express just how much I loved this film, and highly encourage you to see this motion picture in the theaters where it was meant to be viewed. From the filming and acting, to the musical composition, there’s so much to appreciate. I expect La La Land to be a front runner at the Oscars and to take home several if not the most awards of the night. I give it a 10 out of 10.

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