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Review: La La Land | The Fountain
The explosive all-singing, all-dancing meet-cute in the opening scenes of La La Land were almost enough to put me off – almost. Not one for musicals, I opted to go and see this one because it comes from Damien Chazelle – surely the most talented new film director out there. That’s perhaps a bold statement. But just take a look at the phenomenal success of Whiplash in 2014, which he both wrote and directed. It’s my favourite film to date; so I knew I couldn’t miss this second offering from Chazelle. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling have always impressed so my hopes were high.