La La Land has gone crazy. What is considered to be The Movie of the 2017 awards' season has won 6 Oscars- after being nominated for in 14 categories. But why hasn't won The Oscar?
In my opinion, La La Land Should have won Best Picture. So, let's discover why.
La La Land
(2016),written and directed by Damien Chazelle, is theromantic musical comedy-drama film of the
year. Great stars cast: Ryan Gosling, plays Sebastian; Emma Stone as Mia; John
Legend and Rosemarie DeWitt. An aspiring pianist and an aspiring actress met
accidentally in Los Angeles. Mia suddenly felt attracted by Sebastian musical
skills together with his uncommon firstly rough then sweet behaviour. Free to
talk about their dreams, they will help each other in finding their own path to
Why La La
Land is definitely the best movie of this season and why you will fall in love
magic: the combination of music, lights, singing & dancing plus a savant
script, well balanced between comedy and drama, made La La Land much similar to
an open-eyes- dream than a movie itself.
story: although the plot is quite simple, while watching I thought how unlikely
a movie like this is realised in nowadays. Beyond space and time, elevated to
the best, unforgettable classics.
perfect views: from the nocturnal view of Los Angeles, passing through the
street & city buildings and the frame landscape, all seems real… and
imagined at the same time.
& Dances: it is incredibly how the songs and the dancing fits the scrip
·The dream team: I cannot even talk of “acting
skills”. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in La La Land are the extreme synthesis of
all-rounds performers. I mean, have you seen Ryan playing piano? Or Emma
singing using intense, acting only, facial expressions? I bow.
palpable chemistry: once again, Gosling and Stone created a natural, sweet
acting couple that will blow your heart away.
Legend: well, judging his voice will seem stupid. But, his acting? Surprising
feels: Some movies “take out” from within a precise felling you are able to
straight away. La La Land is a continue flow of different emotions, a turbine
you are trapped in for the whole length.
season division and the fast- forward: The season division was really
entertaining. I enjoyed also the final dramatic fast-forward, because, after
the precise division following a year time, it surprises you.
ending: not a banal one. Although its accordance to the dreamy atmosphere of
the movie, the ending reminds us how reality works.
Movie rating: a contemporary classic. Beyond
any kind of raking.
And you? Did you like it too? Feel free to
everyone! I have just finished watching "The Discovery"... and it
was... strange? creepy? I don't know, but certainly this movie is a
wind of fresh air. I have tried to gather my thoughts in a review, but the
truth is the movie has left me with a mixture on disclosed feelings. Let me
know what you think and if you haven’t, go watch the Discovery- avoidable on
and written by Charlie McDowell, “The Discovery” (2017) is a sci-fic movie; the
cast stars are Rooney Mara who plays Isla, Jason Segel as Will and the
legendary Robert Redford as Thomas Harbour.
The movie starts with Harbour- the man who has discovered and proved the
existence of an afterlife- being interview. After his discovery, a huge amount
of people has suicide and so, the interviewer asks him whether he feels
responsible for this creepy growing trend. It is the 2nd anniversary
of the discovery, when Will- Harbours’ son, travels on a ferry where he meets
Isla. The man said the woman looks very familiar to him, even if, apparently,
they have just met each other. They begin talk and Will reveals her that once,
while being dead for about a minute, he saw a boy running at a beach.Isla and Will take different roads, to meet
again the day after on a beach, where Isla is about to commit suicide and Will
stops her.Will brings Isla at his
father’s residence, where people who attempt suicide are gathered in order to
recover and re-enter the real life. This is the beginning of the Discovery.
you will enjoy:
Discovery: and, most of all, its implications. I have liked how the discovery
of an afterlife would affect people’s behaviour. Feels creepy.
all the movie seems a complicated fragmentation of memories that spread of each
character but, at the end, all gathers.
a out-of-scheme, freaking real person. And Rooney Mara is, once again,
and Will’s relationship: not a simple romance between two broken human beings.
finale: love the bi/tri dimentional ending
the visual expressionistic effects and the unusual angles of the camera-
especially the ones in water when Isla attempts her life.
you in the perfect status to understand the dramatic purpose of the story
you might complain:
does the machine work? I have liked to know more about it.
brother: I didn’t like much his character. He seems useless.
girl and her no-real reason- shot… you are like “why the hell?”
lovers! I'm gonna repost here the main reviews of the 2017 Oscars' season. You can find them on facebook and Instagram in the links below. So, let's begin with...
Today I’m about to explain why Moonlight has ENCHANTED me, so
you can share your opinion too or, if you haven’t watch it yet, run as soon as
possible to your local theatre. This 2017 awards’ season is full of worth-
watching movies, but Moonlight leads the dances, stretching itself to the
Olympus of best movies of all times, as it had already collected the
prestigious Golden Globe. I’m sure we will be talking about Moonlight for
years, but the words are kind of flowing out of my fingers so I will start
is a drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins, based on the play In
Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue. The film stars Trevante Rhodes, André Holland,
Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris and Mahershala
is the story of Charon, a “Little” boy who lives with her mother, who is a
drugs-addicted. Charon appears to be fragile compared to the other boys who
start to call him “faggot”. Charon meets Juan, a drugs dealer who tried to
raise the boy up. Charon grows by his own, trying to know himself and to carve
out his place in society.
luck of plot: in Moonlight, such has happened in Fences, there is no plot. I
mean, nothing (in terms of actions), occurs during the movie. It is a glimpse
of Chiron’s life. Again, modernist taste.
history of a lifetime: I liked the fact that the movie is divided in chapters
where we can see Chiron growing through 3 different stages of his life. It
reminds me the structure of an old audio book. Visionally, fascinating and a
bit retro. Love it.
roughness of relationships: I’ve found this movie really touching because Chiron,
from his youth ages, does not have a normal relationship… with anyone! He does
not have a normal family, nor friends who love and respect him. And, watching
the movie, this does not seem forced or ridiculous, it just seems incredibly
power of silence: Although Chiron is the main character, is the one who says
less in the movie. The eyes, the stares and the touches are fundamental to
decodify Chiron thoughts and fears. In some points of the movie, Chiron reminded
me Rooney Mara playing Therese in the wonderful Carol. But Chiron is hurt, and
you, as a spectator, can almost feel his pain.
building of a shell: Moonlight explains how life, unlikely situations,
contribute to deprive someone of themselves. Can Chiron feel himself anymore?
Or, being forced to change his personality in order to please others, he does
not know anymore who he is?
only/lonely friend: I liked the fact that the not stereotyped characters, in
this movie, are “alone” even in a crowd. The implosion of repressed emotions
seemed so real to me, somehow, I’ve empathized with the character’s feelings.
eyes of a boy in a man’s face: The best part of the movie is when you recognize
the little Charon in the grown-up version. The ending is incredibly touching
fast sequences, the pale colours and the music: it all worked in sincro.
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