La La Land
Mia (Emma Stone) is a struggling actress getting by in L.A. as a waitress when she meets Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a talented aspiring jazz pianist who begrudgingly plays stints in bars and restaurants. The two fall in love, and push each other to reach their goals in the the city which has built up and shattered so many dreams, Los Angeles. At a time where most new films seem to be obsessed with the dark side, La La Land is a welcome break from all that; unashamedly optimistic, breathing new life into the classic Hollywood musical with grace, poise, humour and humanity. With awards piling up left, right and centre, La La Land is a must-see.