Review: La La Land

La La Land is a curious blend of the old art of Hollywood musical and contemporary romance movie, and somewhere along the way it hit me really hard! Two people looking to live the dream and excel creatively, one a jazz pianist and the other a budding actress, stumble into one anotherĀ and embark on a…

Review: Hail, Caesar!

The Coen Brothers are back with a satirical take on 1950s Hollywood. An extremely busy production studio owner juggles control over several movie productions that struggle under misfortunes. From an actress losing a legal battle over her child, or an acclaimed drama director being given a lead star better suited for Westerns, to nosy journalists…

Review: Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

A film loved by critics and one can see why, butĀ Birdman also had my attention immediately. Unique and darkly humorous, Michael Keaton at his very best. Riggan Thomson is a washed out, down on his luck actor who once had Hollywood fame as the superhero Birdman. Hoping to reignite his life’s significance he writes, directs…