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Film Review: In Occasionally Inspiring “First Man,” Armstrong Mopes His Way to the Stars

First Man (Damien Chazelle, 2018) 2½ out of 4 stars. A slow, meditative look at America’s great space program of the 1960s, First Man is long on family drama and short on action, but this is not always a bad thing, except … Continue reading

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“La La Land” Is a Magical, Musical Paean to the Hollywood Dream Factory

La La Land (Damien Chazelle, 2016) 4 out of 4 stars From its exuberant opening musical number, set atop a traffic-jammed Los Angeles freeway overpass, La La Land announces its intention to win your heart through whimsy. With songs and score (alternately … Continue reading

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