Damien Chazelle’s La La Land has already made a splash at cinemas and on the awards circuit. Mostly Film’s resident grumpy jazzers, Martin and Sarah Slade, review the music, while self-confessed musical and Ryan Gosling aficionado Fiona Pleasance offers some thoughts on the film. Readers, be warned: mild SPOILERS follow.
This week MostlyFilm is looking back on 2016 – the cultural year, rather than the cavalcade of horrors which have replaced “news”. To start with, let’s talk music…
D A Pennebaker’s classic access-all-areas take on Bob Dylan’s 1965 tour of England is restored and repackaged in this Criterion release. John Wilby looks back at Dont Look Back
Indy Datta straps on the VR headset for a technologically bleeding-edge interpretation of the Icelandic musician’s bruising 2015 breakup album, Vulnicura.
Back again, this month sees a slightly different “Instant Reaction” format, in that MrMoth has only heard these songs once and has only had the length of the song to write the review. Because sometimes you need a challenge, ok?
Mostly Pop returns because quite honestly it’s too late to stop it now. Mr Moth casts a jaded eye over the newest releases so you don’t have to (kidding, you still have to).
Sarah Slade revisits David Bowie Is, the documentary made about the 2013 V&A exhibition, which is showing in cinemas across the UK tonight.
Film composer Brian Tyler conducted a performance of some of his best-known work in London last weekend. MostlyFilm’s resident movie music expert Victor Field went along.