I mean.. really what were the chances of that ending but it was SO satisfying none the less..
I almost had a 'mother' reaction to the ending, which spirals so quickly from slow burning and sinister into unbelievable hellish chaos, but then to think about the build up, all the subtle hints and clues leading to that ending..
it's a carefully orchestrated hellscape that seems to prey on the mind of everyone that sees it.
-The eye shot in the car... one of the most haunting shots i think i've ever seen.
-The doll house stuff…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
There's a lot of people talking about how full of charm and beauty La La Land is, and they're not wrong. It's a beautifully made film with strong performances and art direction/a colour palette to die for. What I haven't seen anyone really talk about, is how... achingly sad it is too.
Rather then trying to be a straight up Hollywood musical, LLL feels more complex. Firstly, in all it's creative choices- an obvious tribute to the art of the…
Most people coming out of our screening:
'That was good wasn't it'
Me, loudly: 'THAT SOUND EDITING WAS EXQUISITE, I MEAN MY GOD, EVEN THE CRISPING OF DRY BLOOD ON THE PILLOWCASE...'
The most intensely gripping/well paced/claustrophobic cinema experience I've had in a long time; with incredible performances from the whole cast (creepy Goodman is possibly the best Goodman) and definitely presents some interesting themes to explore regarding it's female protagonist and the Male vs. Female Gaze.
Would have been…