First Man is a refreshing take on a story we’ve heard a million times. It’s an ‘apollo movie’ that’s been stripped of its patriotism and heroics, and instead focuses on brutal realism and success through failure.
The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards are officially up, and they’re a bit disappointing.
La La Land is a living breathing technicolor work of art. A delightfully charming trip down memory lane to the films of Hollywood’s golden age, but also so much more. A modern masterpiece with class performances and cinematography so sharp and inventive that it makes a lot of other films look ordinary. It’s also a musical for those who aren’t that into musicals.
Whiplash director Damien Chazelle may be heading for a Best Picture Oscar this year with his new film La La Land. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone lead this romantic musical that met critical acclaim across the summer festival circuit.