Surely some HE regulars saw Damien Chazelle’s musical last night or today, particularly those back east. You’ve been hearing for months about La La Land being the leading Best Picture contender, and now it’s finally here. What’s the uber-ticket-buyer verdict? Which reminds me that earlier today some were saying they wanted to write about Manchester By The Sea. Presumably some have seen both — which has more Oscar heat? And if these aren’t as bull’s-eye as the blogaroos have been saying, what film is a more likely Best Picture contender? The forum is open.