The Year in Overrated Pop Culture

“A MASTERPIECE” reads the poster of Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea in a font larger than the title. It’s a font so large that the blur of motion doesn’t render it illegible—it’s in, I think, every subway station along New York’s L line, which means I’m confronted at least a few times on most days with “A…

Here's the Full Trailer For La La Land, the Musical That's Winning Best Picture Next Year

La La Land, the upcoming Hollywood musical that appears to have given every movie critic in the world multiple full-body orgasms during its festival run this year, finally has a full trailer, and it gives the public our best look yet at the film’s plot (LA boy meets LA girl, boy and girl fall in love all over LA) and…

Ryan Gosling Sings Emma Stone to the Stars and Back in the Trailer for Musical La La Land

Old pals Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone (who’ve previously starred as love interests in Crazy, Stupid, Love and Gangster Squad) are back at it again, this time playing an entangled jazz musician and inspiring actress in Whiplash director Damien Chazelle’s musical follow up, La La Land. Watch the trailer, and hear Gosling…