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  • La La Land
  • La La Land (PG-13)

    When Damien Chazelle tried to resurrect the movie musical with his debut feature, Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009), he was constrained by the modest means of a Canadian indie; now, having made a name for himself with the Oscar-nominated jazz drama Whiplash (2014), he returns to the challenge with $30 million behind him, and the result is dazzling. more...
  • La La Land: The IMAX 2D Experience (PG-13)

    When Damien Chazelle tried to resurrect the movie musical with his debut feature, Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009), he was constrained by the modest means of a Canadian indie; now, having made a name for himself with the Oscar-nominated jazz drama Whiplash (2014), he returns to the challenge with $30 million behind him, and the result is dazzling. more...
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou? (PG-13)

    After making what are still probably their two best features—Fargo and The Big Lebowski—the Coen brothers came up with their worst (2000), a piece of pop nihilism about three convicts (George Clooney, Tim Blake Nelson, and John Turturro) on the run. more...
  • Les Miserables (PG-13)

    This slick adaptation of the beloved stage musical (itself an adaptation of the Victor Hugo classic) offers plenty of old-school craftsmanship, with director Tom Hooper (The King's Speech) doing a serviceable David Lean impression in his handling of crowds and large-scale mise-en-scene. more...
  • Sparkle (PG-13)

    Salim Akil directed this remake of the 1976 drama about a gifted singer (Jordin Sparks) who starts a girl group with her sisters in the 1960s. more...
  • Rock of Ages (PG-13)

    Adapted from the Broadway show, this jukebox musical is studded with more than two dozen hair-metal hits by Journey, Foreigner, Poison, Def Leppard, Guns N’ Roses, etc. I grew up with this music, but not because I wanted to, and now that it's being repackaged as nostalgia I can only shake my head in dismay. more...
  • Rock of Ages: The IMAX Experience (PG-13)

    Adapted from the Broadway show, this jukebox musical is studded with more than two dozen hair-metal hits by Journey, Foreigner, Poison, Def Leppard, Guns N’ Roses, etc. I grew up with this music, but not because I wanted to, and now that it's being repackaged as nostalgia I can only shake my head in dismay. more...
  • Where Do We Go Now? (PG-13)

    From its opening image—women clad in black, marching to a graveyard—this Lebanese feature by Nadine Labaki dwells on the crushing weight of grief, yet it returns again and again to the inventive spirit of comedy. more...
  • Joyful Noise (PG-13)

    Everyone onscreen (including Dolly Parton, Queen Latifah, and the lesser-known supporting players) seems to be having a good time in this cheesy musical comedy, even though the material is strictly by-the-numbers. more...
  • Footloose (PG-13)

    In this remake of the 1984 teenpic, a brooding city kid (Kenny Wormald) moves to a conservative village where dancing's been outlawed. more...
  • Burlesque (PG-13)

    Christina Aguilera is an Iowa waitress who shimmies and sings her way to stardom in a fading bump-and-grind nightclub on the Sunset Strip; Cher is the owner and top chanteuse, mending costumes when not jousting with the rich developer (Eric Dane of Grey's Anatomy) who wants both the club and Aguilera. more...