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  • Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance makes a concerted stab at the epic with this two-and-a-half-hour roundelay of failed fathers and unloved sons trapped in a vicious cycle of emasculated rage. Ryan Gosling (and his chiseled abdomen)...

  • 4 years ago | Film and TV

    The Place Beyond the Pines opens with a close-up of Ryan Gosling's chiseled abdomen—surely one of the more salable quantities in movies today—and heavy breathing on the soundtrack (or was that just the person next to me in the screenin...

  • The first of this year's dueling Die Hard in the White House opuses (to be followed in June by Roland "Independence Day" Emmerich's White House Down) begins with a slo-mo Old Glory and the first horns and snare drums of composer...

  • 4 years ago

    For a movie as much in love with New York's outer-borough street life as Adam Leon's Gimme the Loot, it will not do to just talk about the film. That's what Leon insists, so I find myself heading north with him on FDR Drive on an overcast Friday a...

  • 4 years ago

    "This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." So goes the adage from John Ford's 1962 classic The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and so it has gone for Heaven's Gate, the class-war Western written and directed by one of F...

  • "All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun" goes Jean-Luc Godard's quip. Add to that a few more girls and their bikinis and you have the rough formula for Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers, which looks like the most expensive...

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