Watched this in my English class after finishing the novel it's based on. All in all, it's a solid film adaptation. I'd say that the films only glaring problems is that it's a bit too long, and some of the editing is pretty jarring. The film also strays from the book quite often, but I feel that in some cases it helps to further develop McCandless and the supporting cast. The cinematography in this film is also great, capturing the…
La La Land represents everything I love about cinema.
Its goal was to make a love letter to classic cinema and it succeeded. It wasn't trying to set up a universe, wasn't trying to get a point across, it was just trying to be a good movie and it does that and more.
Everything from its whimsicality to the impeccable dance routines had me in awe when I first saw the film, and had me in awe on the rewatch.…