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La La Land Is Saving My Soul

Open on a Los Angeles highway. Cars parked. People looking rather annoyed. Just at the right moment cue the first of two dozen songs intermixed into this two hour movie. It’s clear to me that musicals aren’t for everyone. People go to the movies to be blown away with action sequences or riddled with fear. The problem is that these genres have fallen into creative lulls. While good action movies still exist, they are becoming less frequent by the moment (see any list of sequels coming out in 2017). What La La Land and its director Damien Chazelle have reminded us, is that good movies do exist if you’re willing to take risks and put yourself out there. Continue...