Posts Tagged ‘ryan gosling’

Ryan Gosling (Stephen Meyers), George Clooney (Mike Morris), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Paul Zara), Marisa Tomei (Ida Horowicz), Evan Rachel Wood (Molly Stearns), Paul Giamatti (Duffy). Screenplay by George Clooney et al. Directed by George Clooney. Rating: 15. Running time: 101 minutes. I promised myself I wouldn’t use this oh so obvious word, but I’m finding […]


Ryan Gosling (Driver), Carey Mulligan (Irene), Bryan Cranston (Shannon), Albert Brooks (Bernie Rose). Screenplay by Hossein Amini. Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. Rating: 18. Running time: 100 minutes. You will no doubt be surprised to learn that what looks like an average action-packed B-movie is in fact getting some serious hype amongst critics. With the […]


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’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 […]


So this is my first blog post that’s not a review, but it’s also the first time since I started running this thing that the Fall of a year has approached. That means it’s Oscar season. Because of the Academy’s short memory, it seems all studios make sure their films are released in the three […]