Thirty-five years after Ridley Scott rewrote the science fiction genre with his rainy, grainy, grimy vision of a dystopian future this monumental, contemplative, elegiac movie arrives as a perfect bookend, following an unexpected but ultimately satisfying story arc.
A star-studded mainstream film with and a musical spine is a rare thing; but La La Land doesn’t place every step at precisely as its dancers and without the tested storytelling of Les Miserables or Chicago it is not the classic it flourishes itself as.
Hollywood musical La La Land has broken the record for the most Golden Globe Awards, winning seven prizes.
The London Film Festival 2016 has finished but the new films that have been shown are or will be on general – or limited – release over the coming year.
Shane Black makes the kind of scuzzy Raymond Chandler style detective noirs that you wish you’d read the book of before anyone had ever heard about it, they’re that cool.