this screening accompanied by a q&a with andrew garfield was a tiny gift from the universe to 17 year old me. we’re both so mf happy right now. a masterpiece.
it felt fitting to end the trash-fire that was 2016 with LA LA LAND: this film promotes blind optimism and glittery escapism that just doesn't cut it for me anymore. i'm supposed to sit my queer, mixed, third-generation-angeleno ass down and watch these white people dance (poorly) and sing (poorly) through the empty streets of my beloved diverse hometown and not bat an eyelash at its blatant disregard for the potent multiculturalism of the city of los angeles??????