Ryan Gosling

The Ryan Gosling Film Audiences are Booing

'Only God Forgives' is ludicrous

'Drive' director Nicolas Winding Refn returns with 'Only God Forgives.'

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Derek Cianfrance's America

Class and fate in 'The Place Beyond the Pines'

For the second time, Derek Cianfrance has put Ryan Gosling on the edge of a great character: the American failure who has the neediness and the inner life of a wild genius. 

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Canada, long considered the U.S.'s boring, denim-wearing neighbor, has become America's leading purveyor of cool.

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He is called “Driver” on the wishful but forlorn principle that you only need to be what you do. He works in an auto repair shop in Los Angeles for a man named Shannon (Bryan Cranston), whose heavy limp bespeaks a bad history with the Mob. It is Shannon, acting as an amiable manager, who guides Driver into other jobs: doing stunts for movies; and driving the getaway car on serious robberies.

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Joe Biden and a Mongolian wrestler. Ryan Gosling breaks up a fight. All the different theories for what’s wrong with the economy. “Leading from behind” to victory.  Everything's coming up Milhouse for Bernard-Henri Lévy. 

 As the award season builds, Blue Valentine is being promoted by the Weinstein Company as “the most provocative film of the year.” That’s not far-fetched: This is a challenging experience, and a conscientious effort to expose raw lives. But is it a movie or a new way of revealing helplessness? Perhaps the picture’s largest strength and problem is that its two embedded performances--from Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams--leave us realizing their characters may not be suited to either marriage or a great fictional movie.

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