Thursday, January 1, 2015


Ryan Gosling has been in the movie news recently as his directorial debut Lost River is finally getting a (limited) theatrical release. For those that don’t know, it’s supposed to be pretty bad (the early reviews were not kind) and it got a really rough reception (…booed) at Cannes earlier this year. Anyone who reads this blog knows that I’m a Ryan Gosling fan (for the most part) but I’m feeling like these early reviews & boo’s are on point.

I think what bugs me the most is that just from the trailer alone, it looks like a collage of typical indie/arthouse imagery, which I’m not sure everyone is aware of.

Check out the trailer first then continue on…

I’m sure cinephiles could immediately spot the influences & borrowed imagery within the trailer, but I don’t know if the average movie goer/Gosling fan can (I could be way off but these are the films that come to mind when I watch the trailer)

George Washington (David Gordon Green)

Gummo (Harmony Korine)

Sacrifice (Tarkovsky)

Wax's California music video (Spike Jonze)


I’m obviously going to see this if/when it comes out. Even if it turns out to be as bad as critics have made it out to be, I’d rather see a disastrous failure than a safe/non-threatening movie that I’d forget about five minutes after watching.


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