La La Land (2016)

La La Land was by far the most romantic depiction of LA out of all the movies I watched. I mean, that makes sense because it was a movie partially about Hollywood. Yet, the film did an excellent job of showing the sights along with capturing the hopefulness of LA residents. Many of the scenes … [Read more…]

(500) Days of Summer (2009)

I enjoyed (500) Days of Summer because it was the only film I watched that actually showcased LA’s architecture. While Crash showed the gritter side and La La Land showed the glitzier side, this movie talked specifically about buildings. For example, the main protagonist Tom points out the Fine Arts Building, although he incorrectly lists … [Read more…]

Crash (2004)

The first line of Crash is “It’s the sense of touch. In any real city, you walk, you know? You brush past people, people bump into you. In L.A., nobody touches you. We’re always behind this metal and glass. I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so … [Read more…]