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  • La La Land

    La La Land


    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.

  • Anomalisa



    Anomalisa is the story of a sad narcissist who stays sad despite admiration and success. Yes, a film about a privileged individual’s struggle with the basics of life is probably worth an eyeroll, but Anomalisa’s vitality comes from how it poses as a parable. It can embody its main character’s situation with the opportunities of animation: hundreds of characters with the same face and voice, meant to embody Michael Stone’s misery. It’s a claustrophobic, monotonous, and constrained film about the…