2016 Movie Favorites
Movies / January 2, 2017

Here is my list of some of my favorite parts of different movies from 2016. I tried to stay away from most of the usual categories and do some that are different than most. Let me know if you have any comments and share with people what some of your picks would be. Enjoy! – BEST MOVIE: 1st ‘La La Land’; 2nd ‘Captain America: Civil War’ ‘La La Land’ is one of the most joyful, beautiful, and emotional movies that I have ever seen. The acting, music, story, dancing, and camera work are all a joy to beheld in what is sure to become a modern classic that harkens back to some of classic Hollywood’s best. Civil War was the perfect culmination of everything that Marvel fans have come to enjoy from this over a dozen movie large monolithic superhero franchise. – BEST SCENE: 1st The airport fight – ‘Captain America: Civil War’; 2nd The card heist – ‘Now You See Me 2’ In Civil War, after several exhilerating sequences we see all of our favorite characters clash in 17 minute long battle that comic book fans had only previously dreamed of seeing. Even if you didn’t like the rest…

Reviews / December 14, 2016

‘La La Land‘ is a glorious and masterful piece of cinematic art. Damien Chazelle, who directed last year’s bold ‘Whiplash’, gives us another The main characters are vibrant and well fleshed out, the cinematography and lighting are among the very best that audiences have seen making each shot dynamically picturesque, and (of course) Justin Hurwitz’s original songs are all very fun and deeply drive both the scene’s message and emotion home. This type of delightful and original entertainment is what critics and audiences have been craving, and the perfect emotional feel good movie for both this holiday season and all year round. Mia (Emma Stone) is an aspiring actress living in LA (those letters, of course, make up 75% of the title) who is currently stuck being a barista and being constantly rejected at auditions. She meets the passionate jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) who is also pursuing his dream of owning a jazz club (which, for some reason, also must serve chicken). Through persistance, compromise, and several musical numbers their relationship and dreams begin to blossom. As Sebastian enthusiastically proclaims “it’s conflict and compromise and it’s very very exciting!”. The plot and characters are relatable without feeling cliche or…