LFF 2017: Battle of the Sexes – Review

Director(s): Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris Starring: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman The Overview The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. (Source: IMDb) The Verdict Fresh off her Oscar success, Emma Stone continues to be a... Continue Reading →

La La Land: Something old, something new…

SPOILERS ahead for La La Land!  Damien Chazelle's latest movie seems to be sweeping everybody off their feet, and for me, it has prompted more in-depth conversations than perhaps I had anticipated.  On the surface level, La La Land is everything that people have been saying it is, a dazzling romance with amazing songs and... Continue Reading →

LFF 2016 – La La Land Review

Director: Damien Chazelle Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, JK Simmons  The Overview A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. (Source: IMDb)  The Good  After the roaring reception of Chazelle's debut film Whiplash at London Film Festival 2014, followed by its award success and general critical acclaim, it is no surprise... Continue Reading →

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