This is my favourite movie from the Golden Age of Hollywood. The likeable characters, self-aware script, catchy songs, Hollywood setting, brilliant dance choreography, iconic scenes; it’s got the lot. And on top of everything else it’s just so much fun. If you’re a fan of La La Land and haven’t watched Singin’ in the Rain, I highly recommend it! You can tell Damien Chazelle took a lot of inspiration and on at least one occasion directly references it.
Even if you’re not…
Paul Thomas Anderson’s fourth film, ‘Punch-Drunk Love’ is not your run of the mill romantic comedy. It is instead rather a quirky, obscure yet incredibly charming journey of self realisation of self worth. Adam Sandler’s Barry Egan is a small-time business owner weigh volatile tendencies as he struggles to hide his emotions which often get the better of him resulting in anger leading to violence towards inanimate objects, sadness leading to extreme crying and anxiety leading to hiding behind…