Reviews are in this morning from the Venice press screening for Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land.” And they are terrific across the board.
Chazelle’s first film was “Whiplash,” at age 28 and now two years later, he’s apparently outdone himself.
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone soar in this dreamy, romantic musical that The Guardian likened to Woody Allen’s “Everyone Says I Love You.” J.K. Simmons, who won an Oscar for “Whiplash,” is featured, along with actual singer John Legend.
“La La Land” becomes the first real Oscar race entry, although there are some others floating out there. The Oscar season has begun.