Back to the Movies
Episode 53

La La Land

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In this week's Back to the Movies Caleb and Alexandra take a through the big screen to the not always whimsical world of Los Angeles to review the Damien Chazelle's latest film, La La Land. The film reunites one of the iconic Hollywood power-couples twenty-first century Hollywood, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.

This week we're joined by special guest host, the writer/director of the upcoming film You PeopleLaron Chapman. Laron tells us more about film that stars a young black protagonist who plays into more traditional white stereotypes. The film is also being joined by our very own Alexandra Bohannon who will be working on the film as an Associate Producer. 

Before diving discussing La La Land, your hosts discuss a few of the films they've been watching. Laron talks about his experience with Disney's Moana and Robert Zemeckis's latest film Allied starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. Alex talks about her experience of watching Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home for the first time before immediately re-watching Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Caleb talks about his recent viewing of on of 2016's critical sleeper hit Moonlight, a truly unique coming of age story about a black youth from Miami. He also talks about his experience hunting down the uncut version of The Muppet Christmas Carol for the next episode of the GoodTrash Genrecast.

In our review of La La Land, we discuss the spectacular performances and Damien Chazelle's uncompromising vision delivers one of our favorite movies of the year. The question in this review isn do we like it, but rather how much do you we love it? To hear you'll want to tune in for our full review!

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