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La La Land: You Should See It

You should see La La Land.  You should see it on the big screen.  As soon as the credits rolled, I said aloud, that film was better than I thought it was going to be.  The reason you should see it is not because it is a musical.  The reviews I have read or heard, like Anthony Lane’s in the New Yorker and the discussion of the movie on Slate’s Culture Podcast, talk about the movie as if it’s sole contribution is in being a musical.  I would say the musical element is both central to the film’s themes and incidental to what makes the film worth seeing. Read more