As Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam this week for the riveting story of NASA's moon mission, 'First Man' - now showing in our cinemas - rediscover their six-time Oscar-winning smash from last year, 'La La Land'.
A pianist who dreams of being a jazz musician and an actress waiting for her big break encounter each other on a gridlocked highway. Then they bump into each other in a bar. Eventually, they fall in love. Damien Chazelle's Golden Globe, BAFTA and Oscar-winning film is a paean to the golden age of Hollywood, a sassy musical and a tribute to the City of Angels – Los Angeles.
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone add more than a touch of class in their third screen appearance together (after 'Crazy Stupid Love' and 'Gangster Squad'), while 'Whiplash' director Damien Chazelle lights up the screen with song and dance numbers that make the most of L.A.'s most famous landmarks.
★★★★★ "Audacious, retro, funny and heartfelt" - Ian Freer, Empire
★★★★★ "Behind the film’s nimble comedy and exuberant musical set-pieces beats a complex, crisply written romance" - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph
★★★★★ "A primary-coloured homage to classic movie musicals" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian