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'La La Land' fails to make America great again
"La La Land's" succcess is troubling, because its candy-colored nostalgia masks a toxic complicity in the dark side of a longing for "simpler times," says Jeff Yang.
By Jeff Yang

“Because “La La Land” is at its heart all about longing for an era in which showy choreography and saturated color could elevate inconsequential first-world troubles into epic distraction. One where — other than John Legend — only white people matter enough to have dialogue, and where Ryan Gosling’s Sebastian can be unironically presented as saving jazz from black sellouts, like Legend’s character.”

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