La La Land
In 2014, freshman director Damien Chazelle proved he could captivate audiences and critics alike with a little movie about music, Whiplash. Now he’s back with a full-fledged movie musical starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. The Playlist says, “La La Land is a film you simply never want to stop watching. It has wisdom and joy and sadness and such magic, from the evocative power of music to the transportative power of movies.” Comedy/Musical, 128 min., PG-13.