Review: La La Land

Director: Damien Chazelle Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend Damien Whiplash Chazelle loves jazz and you should too. That's the long and the short of it, and if pushing us through his aforementioned white-knuckle hyper-drama hadn't changed our minds then this time he's turning on the charm. Switching up (considerably), he now presents us... an old-fashioned …

Review: Birdman

There are movies that get called pretentious when they're not. Movies that approach their subject matter from a unique or perhaps obtuse perspective that, because of said approach, don't spoon-feed the audience. They assume some intelligence or participation on the viewer's part. Recent examples being Under The Skin, Upstream Color or Holy Motors. The method may be unconventional, …