Tag Archives: Eva Mendes

JDIFF 2013 Review – The Place Beyond the Pines

Luke (Ryan Gosling) is a motorcycle stuntman who tries to reunite with a former lover when he returns to her hometown after a long absence. In the time he has been gone, however, Romina (Eva Mendes) has given birth to his son and taken a new partner. In an attempt to win her affection and respect, Luke takes on a daring criminal endeavour that puts him on a crash course with rookie cop Avery Cross (Bradley Cooper), which will have far reaching repercussions. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Holy Motors

Over the course of his working day, Oscar (Denis Lavant) keeps many different appointments around the city of Paris and inhabits many different characters – an elderly beggar woman, a father, a lover and a weird sort of leprechaun man. The audience is unclear and the question arises; where is the line between fantasy and reality? Continue reading

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