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Best Picture Oscar: La La Land [2016]

An aspiring actress meets an aspiring jazz musician and through the magic of song and dance they have a romance. La La Land puts its cards on the table right there in the opening sequence, which is a big song-and-dance … Continue reading

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Whiplash [2014]

I didn’t see this in the theatre because it’s premise looked one-dimensional – a brutal mentor figure tortures a nascent talent into fruition. Around the time it came out, it was being described as a kind of sporting movie, with … Continue reading

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