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Film Review: La La Land

Blogging was totally not a thing for me for over a month now. It’s fair to say I’ve entered a new chapter of things that are very excited and distracting but that’s for another blog, for another time. 829 more words

Screening Room: 'La La Land'

Damien Chazelle’s first film, Whiplash, was a taut and vicious melodrama about perfectionism. His second is a giddy musical about hopes, dreams, and Hollywood. Somehow they make sense together. 101 more words

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Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? (a review by the Uncritical Critic)

I love musicals.  What can I say?  I am a surrealist as an artist, and so I am dedicated to combining the disjointed and bizarre to make something that makes you laugh, or makes you cry, or makes you go, “Huh?   291 more words


animal dynamics in 6/8

Linking to dVerse poetics where Victoria hosts a musical theme.  Gotta love the sound of musical terms and be amused by antics of animals at their own unique tempo! 38 more words

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La La Land (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Lively, Colorful, and Sweet

Lively, colorful, and sweet, “La La Land” tries old and new things together to entertain us. While clearly influenced by numerous classic musical films such as “An American in Paris” (1951), “Singin’ in the Rain” (1952), the movie is as fresh and vibrant as recent modern musical films like “Once” (2006) and “Sing Street” (2016), and it is an utter pleasure to watch how it delightfully and skillfully dances on the line between fantasy and reality along with its two engaging stars. 1,361 more words


Your showtune for December 9 is

“Make Believe” – Show Boat

Music: Jerome Kern   Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II

Make believe you are living in the late 1800’s today working on a show boat on the Mississippi River with this classic musical based on the novel by Edna Ferber.  29 more words