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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★½

    Reviewed on Cinema Eclectica #98 - Skeletor's Leaning Tower of Rocks

    La La Land is the cinematic equivalent of this part from a YMS video. Harsh much? Well, I don't think it's harsh enough. What I mean is that the first act is insanely fun, breezy and beautiful. But by the 40-minute mark, the film collapses thanks to its tired nostalgic leanings and its own shallow content and characters. Whiplash is a film that I adore and Chazelle is someone…

  • City Lights

    City Lights

    ★★★★½

    Week #2 of Film School Drop Outs Challenge 2017 - Silent Comedy Icons, Charlie Chaplin

    My list | Original list

    One of my biggest cinematic ignorances is my avoidance of the late, great Charlie Chaplin and his films. And for a while, I couldn't quite put my finger on why I hadn't seen many of them, aside from the odd short here and there. I don't have a vendetta against him, in fact, he has been more an icon that…