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La La Land

There comes a time when art transcends mere intellect and takes aim at another part of ourselves: The heart. They bypass the brain and hit us in the gut. At its core, Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” is about feeling things, and given the film’s 14 Academy Award nominations, it…

Oscars

The Academy Awards is our State of the Union. They’re fun, they’re festive, but they’re also the single most important long hard look in the mirror that Hollywood makes each year. This year we heard plenty of tent pole and superhero jokes and the customary teasing of the studio system,…

Sarah Wayne Callies

Sarah Wayne Callies is exponentially talented at breaking hearts, as she dies. On two monster hit shows, She has elected massive responses to the end of her character’s lives. So how has she coped with such on screen tragedy? PS. Spoiler Alert! In her words, the situation was a difficult…

David Schwimmer

Dear David – It’s been awhile but after seeing you on my TV last night I had to reach out. Last night’s episode of AMERICAN CRIME STORY was so good and you were just incredible in it. Obviously the focus was the infamous Bronco chase but I had never realized…

Damien Chazelle

Dear Damien – I had the pleasure last night of seeing WHIPLASH and I wanted to commend you on a remarkable job well done. Not only have you written two iconic, career-defining roles for two excellent actors, but you directed their story with such precision and poise as to somehow…