Tag Archives: La La Land

SXSW: La La Land Oscar Winner, John Wick VR and more to feature at the Lionsgate Lounge

The annual SXSW Film, Interactive and Music festival kicks off in Austin, Texas this Friday, and with it are a pile of must-attend once-in-a-lifetime events. The US film studio Lionsgate will be putting on one of these events in the form of the Lionsgate Lounge, which will be operating in Austin from the 11th to the 13th of March, and incorporate events that fit into the Film & Interactive streams of the festival. 
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Moonlight upsets with a Best Picture win as La La Land takes home six Oscars

In a moment that is sure to go down as one of the more embarrassing in Oscar History, the wrong winner was announced for Best Picture at the 89th Annual Academy Awards today, as Bonnie and Clyde’s Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway revealed the winner as La La Land, before Moonlight eventually accepted the prize. The win for Moonlight in the category is reminiscent of the 1972 win for The Godfather, when it beat out the classic musical Cabaret – which had won a slew of awards before losing the top prize.... Continue Reading

Oscar favourites dominate 2017 BAFTA Awards: La La Land and Manchester By the Sea among biggest winners

It’s almost set in Stone (pun not intended) of who will be raking in the Golden Men at the Oscars later this month, as La La Land continued to dominate internationally at the BAFTAs last night, taking home five films including the top award of the night, Best Film, Leading Actress for Emma Stone, Best Director for Damien Chazelle and Best Cinematography for Linus Sandgren.... Continue Reading

La La Land becomes the most awarded film in Golden Globes history

The 74th Annual Golden Globes was held in Los Angeles today, with Jimmy Fallon hosting the awards for the first time. The event, which is voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, has the unique distinction of celebrating both Film and Television, as well as breaking apart many nominees into “Drama” and “Musical/Comedy” categories.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Damien Chazelle’s La La Land (USA, 2016) achieves cinematic and musical perfection

La La Land is the new film from offensively talented director Damien Chazelle, who last impressed with the Oscar winning film Whiplash, a story (in part) about the search for musical perfection in a young Jazz drummer. In La La Land, we remain in a musical world, as Chazelle takes us back to the classic Hollywood musical – Singin’ in the Rain being one of the most on-the-nose examples thematically and artistically – against the landscape of jazz music (a running theme in all of Chazelle’s films) and a love story across the seasons.... Continue Reading

Seven soon-to-be-released films looking to take Oscar gold

The Oscars survived a prickly year last year. Media outlets hounded the lack of racial diversity amongst nominated actors, of which all twenty were of Caucasian heritage. Industry hallmark Spike Lee joined a spate of actors in a #boycotttheoscars / #oscarsowhite movement and actor Chris Rock thought it appropriate to poke fun at a child for being of Asian heritage.... Continue Reading

First trailer released for Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone’s reunion in Damien Chazelle’s La La Land

From Academy Award nominated writer and director, Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), comes La La Land. A modern day take on the Hollywood musicals of old, it re-unites Crazy, Stupid, Love stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. And today we have the first trailer for the film! Here’s a bit more about it:... Continue Reading