Make no mistake about this singing and dancing, glitzy, bright and colourful flick. It is about love, passion, dreams lost, dreams found, and regret. And no matter how we may wish to rewind and just do it all a little differently, there is no going back.

La La Land is well balanced between being a musical and telling the story, perhaps that is how a musical that appeals to all audiences gets to be a Best Picture nomination. The story has been told a million times before, but this fresh approach, with intelligence, and perception, makes it unique. Well unique to me perhaps, I’m not a great fan of musicals, so probably not in a position to judge. Sebastian (played by Ryan Gosling) provides knowledge about jazz, and conversations with others presents the argument about traditionalist and innovation. These conversations don’t seem odd or out of place, they allow us…

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