Tag Archives: Ryan Gosling

Only God Forgives review

Written and directed by Nicolas Winding RefnOnly God Forgives is a bloody and relentless operatic noir set largely in nighttime Bangkok, bathed in neon scarlet, emerald, topaz, and gold. Imagine a film conceived by Gaspar Noe—he's thanked in the credits—written by David Lynch circa Lost Highway, and directed by Stanley Kubrick somewhere between The Shining… Read More

The Place Beyond The Pines review

Directed by Derek CianfranceWritten by Cianfrance, Ben Coccio and Darius MarderThree stories, interlocked. The first: A stunt-driving motorcyclist (Ryan Gosling) returns to Schenectady, New York—a city whose name in Mohawk means, roughly, the title of this picture— and finds a woman (Eva Mendes) and an infant. Cycle guy decides to stay, to try and be a… Read More

The Ides of March reviewed

Directed by George ClooneyWritten by Clooney, Grant Heslov andBeau Willimon, based on the play Farragut North by WillimonLet's start by talking about Aaron Sorkin.Maybe that's not fair. Because, lets face it, Sorkin is the king of political thrillers. Even when they're actually about sports, like Moneyball, or about crazy zeitgeist-chasing technology, like The Social Network,… Read More

Drive review

Directed by Nicolas Winding RefnWritten by Hossien Amini from a book by James SallisI was so ready for this movie for a bunch of reasons. 1) Ryan Gosling is the King of Hollywood right now. He can do whatever he wants, get any movie made by showing an interest, and he's shown that he either… Read More

Crazy, Stupid, Love review

Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa Written by Dan Fogelman Oh, I had high hopes for Crazy, Stupid, Love. The directors' previous work includes Bad Santa and I Love You Phillip Morris, both genre-pushing in their own ways. And then there's this cast, which assembled for a romantic comedy would tend to suggest a superior… Read More