My Lawyer Will Call Your Lawyer: La La Land (2016) Directed by Damien Chazelle

Illustration Juulia Niiniranta

In this latest episode of Astrid Swan and Nick Triani’s movie review series, they experience La La Land, the much discussed Oscar-winning musical that stole their hearts (but not everybody’s).

Astrid: Coming out of the cinema I was certain that I could float above Helsinki and dance my way home… for me that was enough.

Nick: The site of John Legend singing numbers from La La Land at the Oscars ceremony brings a certain kind of irony with it. Is his blackness not real enough, or not the right kind to pacify this out pouring of white liberal guilt?


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