Welcome back for Part 2 of my 20 most anticipated films of 2016. If you missed Part 1 then make sure you check it out here! On with the party and we’ve got a doozy, including a secret project and … Continue reading Part 2: 20 Films to look out for in 2016
“Mortgage backed securities, subprime loans, tranches… Pretty confusing right? Does it make you feel bored? Or stupid? Well, it’s supposed to.” – Ryan Gosling as Jared Vennett — A film about the 2007 financial crisis is, naturally, bound by long, … Continue reading CBSC+RGBP+AM=TBS – THE BIG SHORT – review
A friend of mine (James Llewellyn) and I had the great idea to watch three or four Ryan Gosling movies back-to-back. Being a huge Blu-ray collector James kindly offered to provide the films if I could play host for the day. With a few other friends in attendance we agreed to the schedule: Drive, The Place Beyond the Pines, and Crazy, Stupid, Love.
I’m not going to sit here and write that this informal mini movie marathon was first and foremost about the films. The idea to watch a bunch of Ryan Gosling movies stemmed from a consensual bromantic infatuation with Gosling on screen. Having said that Gosling’s performances in Drive, The Place Beyond the Pines, and Crazy, Stupid, Love go a lot further than flaunting his pecs and flexing his muscles. He delivers some truly memorable performances, most notably in Drive and manages to tone down his off-screen fame with a touch of humility and humanity.
We agreed as a group that Drive would be the best place to start. With clear heads and lofty expectations of the afternoon’s schedule we sat down and witnessed Nicholas Winding Refn’s masterpiece. Continue reading “Gosling Fest”
Both Drive and The Place Beyond the Pines presented us with a dramatic and reserved character for Gosling. Crazy, Stupid, Love was the perfect remedy to overcome some heavy drama and finish the day off on a lighter note. Oh … Continue reading Crazy, Stupid, Love.
A tale split into three. It tackles fatherhood, morality, loneliness and ambition. What it does best is present all of these throughout. I went into this film with a completely open and honestly ignorant mind and come out of it … Continue reading The Place Beyond the Pines