One of those films that you like, but wish was another movie. I wanted more landscapes. More time with Travis alone in the desert. Time to feel his soles worn through and to wonder what could cause a man to commit to such solitude. I forgot how quickly the film jumps to Walt scooping up Travis. It’s clear Wenders preferred giving time to the direct human conflicts rather than their internal manifestations in Travis’s imprecise spirit quest to address his…
La La Land is the Gotye’s “Someone That I Used to Know” of movies: undeniably catchy and clever in construction, pleasantly saturated, strikingly reverent of its references, impressively crafted, yet something I feel guilty about liking, and will likely seem more and more anemic as time passes. Going to revisit the film next year.