Tag: Damien Chazelle

Film Review: First Man

The opening to First Man is an intense, dizzying few minutes which you hope is a dream sequence as it cannot be real life. The sound is deafening, the rickety nature of the X15 aircraft Armstrong is flying, brought home with full force as he ascends further into the atmosphere than intended. Although we know how First Man ends this is a glimpse ...

LaLa Land: Awards and Applause

LaLa Land: Awards and Applause

La La Land doesn’t deserve the awards, but it does deserve our applause Of his work, Busby Berkeley once said that he just “wanted to make people happy, if only for an hour”. The early 1930s was a time of great societal darkness; the world consumed by financial uncertainty & ...

LaLa Land: Review

LaLa Land: Review

By Linda Marric @linda_marric In light of the praise bestowed upon director Damien Chazelle and his cast at this year’s Golden Globes, some might feel that other more “worthy” productions might have been more deserving of the accolades. This is precisely why one should come out in defence of La ...