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Ryan Gosling’s Directorial Debut Is Far From Lost

When Lost River premiered at Cannes last year, Gosling's urban fairytale was greeted with jeers. It should have been met with cheers.

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Transformer, Singular: ‘Drive’ Sings the Body Electric

Va-va-va-vroooom: Cannes Best Director winner Nicolas Winding Refn talks Drive with PopMatters.

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1 Sep 2011 // 11:00 AM

Drive (dir. Nicolas Winding Refn) Red Band Trailer

Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn’s new film Drive follows a mechanic/stunt driver by day, getaway driver by night (Ryan Gosling, who hand picked

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‘Blue Valentine’: You Always Hurt the Ones You Love

Ultimately, Blue Valentine isn’t something you merely watch: it’s something that you feel. Even though it proves to be one hell of a devastating experience, it’s worth the pain.

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Various Artists: Blue Valentine OST

While Grizzly Bear was the perfect choice to score the heartbreaking indie vehicle, listening to their score without the visuals leaves the listener a little wanting.

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Best Actor: Ben Foster Delivers in ‘The Messenger’

This year's best independent film happens to contain three of the year's finest performances. The unlikely trio of Samantha Morton, Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster shine in this war-themed drama.

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Hitting ‘The Road’ with Director John Hillcoat

Director John Hillcoat talks to PopMatters about the hazards of being intimidated by legends, the funny side of cannibalism and Viggo Mortensen's sweet tooth as his adaptation of the seminal apocalyptic novel The Road hits theaters.

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Summer of Same: July 2009

In a rare attempt at novelty, July jets along with only Harry Potter and the Ice Age crew sampling continuing series spoils. The rest provide unknown pleasures.

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25 Oct 2007 // 11:27 PM

It was called “The All New Mickey Mouse Club,” but a better title might have been Tomorrowland. During its 1989-96 run, the Disney Channel variety

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19 Oct 2007 // 4:39 AM

Ryan Gosling’s latest onscreen love is a real doll

LOS ANGELES—Having reinvented the drug addict in “Half Nelson” and then parried with Anthony Hopkins in “Fracture,” Ryan Gosling arrived on the set of “

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16 Oct 2007 // 2:38 AM

Lars and the Real Girl

This is the reductive conceit of Lars and the Real Girl, Lars' representative incongruity: he's so unlike everyone else that he becomes their cause and sign of sanity.

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26 Apr 2007 // 3:38 AM

Ryan’s reel life: In his quietness, Gosling makes noise

Ryan Gosling has his first Oscar nomination under his belt (for “Half Nelson”), and a very hot thriller now in theaters. But there was a

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23 Apr 2007 // 2:00 AM

Fracture (2007)

Part police procedural, part courtroom hijinks, and part cunning murder plot, Gregory Hoblit's new movie brings the usual canards.

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Anthony Hopkins takes another villainous turn in ‘Fracture’

Hopkins: "When I tell people that I just learn my lines and that's all there is to it, my wife thinks that I'm putting down the craft of acting."

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20 Apr 2007 // 3:04 AM

‘Fracture’: Cunning, Arrogant, Sinister

Ted is all wit, charm and ruthlessness. He is Hannibal Lecter without the menu, a creep we can love.

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11 Feb 2007 // 9:00 PM

Half Nelson (2006)

This is one of the best films of 2006.

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The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006

For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.

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11 Aug 2006 // 1:00 AM

Half Nelson (2006)

Dan's take on history -- as concept and series of events -- has as much to do with his personal past as any ideological leanings. He sees history in motion, as ongoing questions.

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22 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Stay (2005)

Often evocative, sometimes audacious, and finally undone by an inelegant close, Stay is less interested in story than in impressions.

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The United States of Leland (2003)

Leland meets a teacher who's been tending to young hard cases for too long.

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