Tag Archives: Ryan Gosling

Looking Back and Looking Forward: 2017, Part 2

Before we press on with Part 2 of my Review of 2017 (Part 1 here), just a few honourable mentions that didn’t quite make the Top 10, but are worthy of recognition for one reason or another. It’s been a … Continue reading

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Review: Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Good things come to those who wait. Sometimes they’re really good. BLADE RUNNER 2049 not only builds on the world created by Philip K Dick and visualised by Ridley Scott, but it takes the ideas behind both much further and … Continue reading

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Review: La La Land (2016)

Every so often a film comes along that captures the public imagination and wows critics alike. Usually in the lead-up to the Oscars, critics and cinephiles have plenty to talk about but the public can be left cold. Between the … Continue reading

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Review: The Neon Demon (2016)

The fashion industry really is taking a kicking from film this year. Far from the silly and playful taunts in ZOOLANDER 2 and ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS, now Nicolas Winding Refn goes for the jugular with THE NEON DEMON. Being a Nicolas … Continue reading

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Review: The Nice Guys (2016)

Watch THE NICE GUYS for a wonderfully shambolic Ryan Gosling teaming up with Russell Crowe playing a tank in a leather jacket. Remember it for Shane Black’s unique and sharply self-aware take on film noir. Black has been Hollywood’s go-to … Continue reading

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Radio 1 Rescores Drive: Spoiling Through Experimentation

DRIVE is, at this moment in time, my favourite film of the last ten years. Nicolas Winding Refn’s neo-noir completely and utterly blew me away, and its superlative, moody electro soundtrack was a big part of why it worked so … Continue reading

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Review: Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB is a rewarding film about mortality, against-the-odds achievement, and a brutal critique of big business pharmaceuticals, but it becomes a really great film when it gets into analysing prejudice (for all the good it does). In the … Continue reading

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Greatest Oscar Injustices 2004-2013

The selection of the Academy Awards is an unfair, flawed system. Everyone knows that. Not long to go now before this year’s awards, so here’s my pick of the biggest mistakes the Academy made over the last decade, and the … Continue reading

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The Obligatory End of the Year Top 10 (2013)

2013 has been a bit of a downbeat year for the film world, as we’ve lost a depressing number of talented individuals before their time – Roger Ebert, Richard Griffiths, James Gandolfini, Karen Black, Paul Walker. Peter O’Toole and Ray Harryhausen passed … Continue reading

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Review: The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES is an interesting, if flawed film. It works incredibly well, in part. The plot is effectively split into three distinct chapters focussing on different characters who rarely interact, but whose actions spill into successive stories and have … Continue reading

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