La La Land ★★★★★

Watching this immediately after watching four examples of the classic Astaire/Rogers pairing makes two things clearer than maybe they already were: 1) Gosling and Stone's singing and dancing talents pale in comparison to the greats, obviously, and 2) Gosling and Stone are a modern pairing with chemistry to rival the greats making point 1 a nitpick. The music from Justin Hurwitz remains tremendous, that dinner scene is better than I remembered, and that finale is heartbreakingly brilliant.

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