Reviews

The Place Beyond The Pines (2012)

Luke Glanton (Ryan Gosling) makes bank robbery look like a walk in the park in The Place Beyond The Pines.  Motorcycle stuntman by trade, violent criminal by nature, Gosling’s Luke is a classic anti-hero: you root for him, but you know you shouldn’t. This tattooed, chain-smoking biker discovers he’s the father of two-year-old Jason, son of […]

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Reviews

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

How do you make an on-screen romance between a man and a blow-up doll interesting? You do it with openness, faith, a touch of comedy and with Ryan Gosling playing the lead. There’s no easy way to explain the plot of Lars and the Real Girl, without sounding like a rambling idiot. I can’t imagine what […]

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Recent Movies, Reviews

La La Land (2017) 

After just five minutes into La La Land, I was certain that I was going to hate it. The large ensemble number, titled “Another Day in the Sun” opens the film, with numerous people jumping out of their cars, singing and dancing on a busy L.A freeway. I normally keep my distance from musicals, but I decided to give La […]

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Cult Classics, Reviews

DRIVE (2011)

This is the film that introduced me to Ryan Gosling and I’ve been a fan ever since. He portrays ‘Driver’, a Hollywood stunt man by day, but a ruthless getaway driver by night. When he steps in to protect next-door neighbour Irene (Carey Mulligan) and her son, from the gangsters that her husband (Oscar Isaac) […]

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Lists

5 Most Anticipated Films of Fall 2016

Cinema is always home to highly anticipated films, and as we approach the chiller months, there are still plenty to look forward to. Rouge One: A Star Wars Story and Marvel’s Doctor Strange are just two examples of the movies that many of us can’t wait to watch. Here is my rundown of the films I’m most […]

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Lists

5 Essential Movie Anti-Heroes

One of the most important elements of any story is the main character, or the protagonist. They often drive the narrative, we see the world through their eyes, and we regard them as the hero of the tale. However, throughout cinematic history, film has always featured main characters who lack traditional heroic traits. We call […]

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Reviews

Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

Directors: Glenn Farcia, John Requa Stars: Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore Steve Carrell stars as Carl Weaver, a middle-aged man who learns that his wife (Julianne Moore), wants a divorce after fifteen years of marriage. Shocked and heart-broken, Carl finds himself alone but eager to meet his next match. He starts spending his nights at a […]

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