LOS ANGELES — La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, just made its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, where most critics fell head-over-heels for the film.

La La Land serves as writer-director Damien Chazelle’s follow-up to his critically acclaimed and Oscar-nominated drama Whiplash, and apparently serves as proof that he’s no one-hit wonder. It’s also a major piece of the 2017 Oscars puzzle — how could a throwback musical, set in the heart of the Hollywood dream factory, not be?

Mashable will have its own review of La La Land when it screens at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 12. The musical has major awards hopes and the trailer looks absolutely gorgeous, but it doesn’t suggest much conflict within the love story. Read more…

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‘La La Land’ reviews find critics falling for Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone