jordan’s review published on Letterboxd:
i understand that this is a film directed by Damien Chazelle, one of the brightest filmmakers in Hollywood currently, but does that mean we must compare it to Whiplash and La La Land? could we not just judge this film in a vacuum and appreciate everything it has to offer, from its score to its cinematography to its performances, and everything beyond?
this was beautiful in every sense of the word. Chazelle knows how to capture people with these seemingly impossible and bigger-than-life dreams, all while telling a beautiful story that leaves the viewer feeling inspired, even if all of these dreams that he so wonderfully captures in his films leaves the viewer feeling cold. there’s a duality in Chazelle’s talents as a director that’s so rare to see in Hollywood, but is always welcome.
love u Damien <3