Published On: Sat, Apr 29th, 2017

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Looking for something to watch the other week, I took my colleague’s suggestion and checked out Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench, the first film from La La Land director Damien Chazelle. It’s a scrappy, black-and-white, super-low-budget musical with the same interest in jazz but none of the production value.

I love getting to watch directors’ earliest features and seeing just how far they’ve come. Moonlight director Barry Jenkins also started with a black-and-white, low-budget feature — Medicine for Melancholy — just a year before Chazelle did. Likewise, it’s filled with the same kind of silences and simple, powerful moments as his latest, but it’s a world apart terms of how well the pieces come together. (Though Roger Ebert was a big…

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