Tag Archives: Ryan Gosling

Cinema Review – Blade Runner 2049

30 years after the events of Ridley Scott’s film, Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a Blade Runner with the LAPD discovers a secret kept hidden for decades, a secret that could have grave consequences for humanity. Moving away from the secluded and quiet life that he lives with Joi (Ana de Armas), K finds himself searching for the truth, a search that will lead him to uncover the whereabouts of Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), an expert blade runner who disappeared many years ago. Continue reading

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Cinema Review -La La Land

Mia (Emma Stone) and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), an aspiring actress and a jazz pianist with dreams of opening his own nightclub, fall in love after they cross one another’s paths time and again. As their dreams become ever closer, their aspirations begin to pull them apart. Continue reading

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One to Watch – June 3rd 2016

One to Watch is back after a short, unintentional hiatus, with a review of a film starring some of Hollywood’s biggest and brightest. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Nice Guys

Unlicensed PI Holland March (Ryan Gosling) and debt collector/enforcerJackson Healy (Russell Crowe) meet for the first time when one of Jackson’s clients pays him to get Holland off her back. The two soon realise that there is a lot more to this story than they first thought, and team up to get to the bottom of the mystery. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Big Short

In 2005, hedge fund manager Michael Burry (Christian Bale) came up with a theory, a theory that caused colleagues, investors and banks to believe that Burry was completely wasting time and money. Bury predicted that the housing market would collapse at some stage in 2007, and began to bet against the market. It’s not long before other financial dealers get wind of this theory and, believing Burry to be right, begin to gamble against the American economy. Little do they realise however, that the impending crash will be bigger than they could have imagined. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Only God Forgives

After his brother is killed in retribution for murdering a prostitute, Julian (Ryan Gosling) must find a way to avenge his brother and placate his mother (Kristin Scott Thomas). Continue reading

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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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Cinema Review – Gangster Squad

The long delayed Gangster Squad is finally released this week, and tells the story of a squad of LA police officers who, in 1949, turned vigilante in order to run Chicago mobster Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) out of town. Continue reading

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Trailer Talk – Lawless, Gangster Squad and Dark Horse

Boardwalk Empire has a lot to answer for; the gangster movie seemed to have died in 2009 with Johnny Depp’s misstep Public Enemies. Martin Scorsese makes an admittedly brilliant TV show about prohibition era Atlantic City, and suddenly the gangster movie is back in style. Continue reading

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