Kempenaar & Larsen

Weekly film podcast and WBEZ radio show from Chicago featuring in-depth reviews, top 5 lists and interviews. Hosted by Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen. Part of the Panoply Network.


It says something about the contemporary movie landscape that the prospect of a new live-action movie musical is as much of a curiosity as the high-profile appearance of a silent film back in 2011. Of course that 2011 silent - THE ARTIST - went on to win a Best Picture Oscar, which may bode well for director Damien Chazelle's LA LA LAND, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. A review of LA LA LAND, plus Michael Phillips and guest Desiree Garcia (star of Chazelle's "Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench") share their Top 5 Movie Musical Numbers. 0:00-1:41 - Billboard1:41-30:18 - Review "La La Land""City of Stars," Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone ("La La Land")31:35-44:59 - Notes / Massacre Theatre44:59-59:24 - Golden Brick Finalists"Cheek to Cheek," Ella Fitzgerald1:00:26-1:03:28 - Donations1:03:28-1:46:29 - Top 5: Musical Numbers1:46:29-1:52:43 - Close