La La Land Hugo-Burns'S REVIEW


BY Hugo-Burns superstar

2016 has been one of those years that started off pretty poor. There were a few great films here and there but overall it was looking like 2016 was going to be another 2012. Before tonight there had only been 2 films this year that I had LOVED with those being The Witch and Nocturnal Animals. Well now I can safely say that that number has been bumped up to 3 after my viewing of the exhilarating, electrifying, entertaining and euphoric La La Land. I'm just going to break it down simply, the editing is perfect, the cinematography is perfect, the direction is perfect, to say the score is perfect is an understatement, the performances are perfect, the production design is perfect, everything about this film is executed so flawlessly it is truly difficult to comprehend that the director, Damien Chazelle, is only 31 and his 2nd directed feature is one of the best films of the decade. La La Land needs to be seen by everyone no matter how casual or cinephilic you are as it caters to both. My only problem with the film is that I have to wait till December 26th to see it again.