LA LA LAND (2016)


A charming romance dedicated to the dreamers fighting to follow their passion while paying nostalgic homage to Hollywood musicals of the Golden Age and the forgotten grace of classic jazz.

If you appreciate the beauty of filmmaking, La La Land is worth seeing for its mezmerising display of lights & colors, camera movement, set design, and costumes. Such a brilliant showcase of cinematic splendor.


Though the technical work might look amateur-ish, the screenplay is out of this world. Endearing.

“The only way to save his sanity is to fall in love with this sound. So he closes his eyes and he goes into his imagination, and then he opens them. He doesn’t hear ticking anymore. He hears music. And he spends the sailing through space in total bliss and peace.”

.. and then in an instant, I fell in love with this film.


“Paris in the morning is beautiful. Paris in the afternoon is charming. Paris in the evening is enchanting. But Paris after midnight is magic.”

Woody Allen knows exactly how to sell the melancholy side of Paris. I guarantee you’ll be loving Paris more just by seeing the very first minute of it. Midnight in Paris is a jewel of art & literature engraved with the sweetness of romance. It’ll make you want to slow dance in the rain to Sidney Bechet’s “Si Tu Vois Ma Mère“.

Midnight in Paris is, how you say it in French, absolument charmante.


Even though the story is simple and predictable, I was overwhelmed by how much of emotion The Artist bring with less sound and hardly dialogue. The acting, music, and visual are surprisingly believable. It’s a whole new cinematic experience to watch a silent movie in this era where everything is all about extravagant visual and sound effects. The Artist is original, enchanting, gracefully directed, and one delightful art to watch.

Also, don’t make me start on Jean Dujardin’s mesmerizing charms.