Review in: Macleans.ca
It is early Christmas morning as I write this and the film La La Land will be in wide release in theatres today. It is definitely the most magical movie I saw this year and have thought about it many times since seeing at TIFF 2016 in September. It exemplified the pure uplifting feelings and positive energy I've been getting from the cinema since I was a kid. And it was also a mirror for my life’s journey of what it is like to follow my passion and dreams.
My passion encompasses many art forms like illustration, photography and storytelling. Along with cinema these are all forms of uplifting and effective tonics. Writing this movie blog is a powerful tonic and it is fueled by the magic of movies like La La Land. The theatre may start off dark but then the movie takes me away to an exciting fantasy world and return me emotionally excited, moved to tears or inspired with ideas to move through current challenges and towards my dreams and goals!
La La Land (2016)
The romantic, musical, comedy-drama film, La La Land, is about two people following their dreams in modern day Los Angeles. Mia (Emma Stone) is an aspiring actress and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) is a jazz musician. This is a breathtaking tribute to 50's and 60’s musicals and Technicolor cinema with beautiful songs and magical dance sequences featuring Stone and Gosling.
See: La La Land movie trailer
See: La La Land Teaser 1
See: La La Land Teaser 2
• Having a Vision
• Following a Passion & Dream
• Indestructible Optimism
• Letting Go
• Supportive Relationships
There is so much magic in a movie when it touches your heart, ignites your emotions and stirs your imagination. They can also be a tonic for helping you deal with the ups and down of life. This holiday I hope you find magic somewhere in your day, in your relationships and everywhere you go!
Tip#581: Remember the Magic of Cinema, Part 1 – The Artist
Tip#959: Remember the Magic of Cinema, Part 2 - Micmacs
Tip#987: Remember the Magic of Cinema, Part 3 - Café Society
Tip#988: Remember the Magic of Cinema, Part 4 - TIFF 2016
Tip#1001: Remember the Magic of Cinema, Part 5 - Amadeus Live at The Sony Centre
Tip#1008: Remember the Magic of Cinema, Part 6 – Pete’s Dragon
Tip#1016: Remember the Magic of Cinema, Part 7 - La La Land
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