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Leaving La La Land

Leaving La La Land

Art, Cultural Caravan, Motivation, Philosophical Spirit
This is not a critique so much as a soliloquy. This week I have seen three tremendous Oscar-worthy movies. First I saw Fences, then Hidden Figures. Honestly, they're two of the best I've seen all year, and if they don't get some serious Oscar action I'll be more jaded about this awards ceremony than I've ever been. I mean Viola Davis...she is a master class in acting. And Hidden Figures is just a damn good movie that makes you feel great while recognizing (as a white person) how wrong we have done the African American community in this country. So, I was hesitant about La La Land. I LOVE musicals! LOVE! But, the name seemed trivial, and I couldn't imagine this film having any real depth. Boy howdy was I wrong. This movie is why I fell in love with acting. In fact, the dance movie and

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