Posts Tagged ‘blue valentine’

Ryan Gosling (Jacob Palmer), Steve Carell (Cal Weaver), Julianne Moore (Emily Weaver), Emma Stone (Hannah), Marisa Tomei (Kate), Kevin Bacon (David Lindhagen), Analeigh Tipton (Jessica). Screenplay by Dan Fogelman. Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. Rating: 12A. Running time: 118 minutes. I sometimes wonder if I should add to my list of the most […]


Blue Valentine

20Aug11

I don’t think I have witnessed an onscreen relationship as convincing, intense and devastating as Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling’s in Blue Valentine, ever. I’m sure there is better somewhere. To try and claim history was made last year would be fantastically naive. Even I don’t get that swept up in the moment. But when I […]


I’m done! More than thirty cinema trips later, from Shutter Island way back last March to Inception in the summer and finally The Fighter, I’ve now taken full advantage of my first full year living in a city and have seen for the first time every Best Picture nominee before the winners have even been […]


Carey Mulligan (Kathy), Andrew Garfield (Tommy), Keira Knightley (Ruth), Sally Hawkins (Miss Lucy). Screenplay by Alex Garland. Directed by Mark Romanek. Rating: 12. Running time: 103 minutes. Never Let Me Go is a film shamelessly conscious of its own melodrama, but it is also a film totally justified in amplifying the tragedy of its subject […]


Nicole Kidman (Becca), Aaron Eckhart (Howie), Dianne Wiest (Nat). Screenplay by David Lindsay-Abaire. Directed by John Cameron Mitchell. Rating: 12A. Running time: 91 minutes. When you make a film about the disintegration of a relationship and release it before Blue Valentine has even left the cinemas, and Revolutionary Road from a few years back is still […]


I’ll try to keep this short, because I planned to make both predictions and prescriptions (that is, guessing who will win but also saying who should in fact bloody win) nearer to the time when I have had the chance to see both True Grit and The Fighter. Until then, however, I couldn’t resist making […]


Ryan Gosling (Dean), Michelle Williams (Cindy). Screenplay by Cami Delavigne, Joey Curtis and Derek Cianfrance. Directed by Derek Cianfrance. Running time: 120 minutes. If you saw Revolutionary Road two years ago, you should have been as awestruck as I was by the quality of acting and hard hitting story of a marriage going wrong due to […]