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La La Land and Film Criticism’s Malleable Perspective on Homage and Originality

Since its premiere at Venice, Chazelle’s third feature, La La Land—a euphemism for a fantasy world, also seen as LA—has met critical acclaim, mainstream approval, Oscar buzz, a critical backlack, a re-examination, and Oscar pundit denial and defense. It now stands … Continue reading

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Garden State (Braff, 2004)

A wistful, melancholic tone is rendered by wispy camera movements, delicate music, and a wide angle lens. Though the film is well structured and shot, it doesn’t offer much more than a pandering for salvation that never truly transpires. Zack … Continue reading

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