La La Land (2016)

I had a brainfart during the movie when I thought it was set in the 60s or 70s. Everything’s so old fashioned: the dramatic singing, the costumes, the camera work, the editing.

It’s amazing; I hope this empowers a younger generation of viewers and filmmakers to watch older and similarly-styled movies as well as to create period films.

4.5/5

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The Big Short (2015)

You know that feeling when you first watched Rocky and the movie was hyping up the fight against Apollo and you wanted nothing but for the underdog to win?

The Big Short is like that in that the underdogs win (in a way, I guess) against the bigwigs in the financial system. By the time the underdogs win though, you really start to think whether they won or not.

P.S. My outlook is a bit bleak, but I think that it rightfully should be since this movie showed the injustices in their system and it’s frustrating to think that nothing’s changed.

P.P.S. The movie was extremely funny though. And informative!

5/5