Tag: Ryan Gosling

SXSW 2017 – Song to Song (2017)
Film Review

SXSW 2017 – Song to Song (2017)

Famously reclusive and sparing in his output, Terrence Malick used to be the mercurial auteur prototype. It helped that his small canon proved worthy of all the extravagant praise thrown its way. Then he suddenly stepped the productivity up; a move creating initial delight that has faded under the tedium […]

SXSW Film Festival 2017 Preview
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SXSW Film Festival 2017 Preview

The annual mid-March South by Southwest (better known as SXSW) shindig has just about everything going for it. Taking place in hip Austin, it’s perhaps best known as a musical festival, but the film portion has grown in importance as the years roll by, premiering exciting new releases from big […]

La La Land (2017)
Film Review

La La Land (2017)

Arriving in UK cinemas less than a week after it swept every gong going at the Golden Globes, it’d be easy get carried away by all the hype surrounding La La Land. After all, this is writer/director Damien Chazelle’s follow-up to the searing jazz thriller Whiplash, starring two of Hollywood’s […]

LFF 2016 – La La Land (2016)
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LFF 2016 – La La Land (2016)

In this day and age, it’s easy to be cynical and dismiss the idea of following your dreams and live happily ever after. After the phenomenal success of Whiplash, director Damien Chazelle dismisses cynicism to revive the all-singing, all-dancing musical for the modern age. La La Land is set in present-day […]

TIFF 2016 Round-up
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TIFF 2016 Round-up

After a week and a half and hundreds of films, TIFF has come to an end. Taxi drivers can stop complaining about the forced pedestrianisation of King Street, the queue in Tim Hortons near the main venue will return to normal, and Toronto bids farewell to a load of people […]

TIFF 2016 – La La Land (2016)
Film Review

TIFF 2016 – La La Land (2016)

Some way in from the start, Emma Stone finds herself in a swanky restaurant dressed to the nines. The talk is boring, full of business deals and superficial pleasantries. Then she hears a familiar tune and it all fades down until only the music remains. That’s La La Land all […]

BFI Unveils Line-Up for 60th London Film Festival
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BFI Unveils Line-Up for 60th London Film Festival

October marks the return of the BFI London Film Festival, which highlights the year’s most anticipated films in venues across the city, including a 780-seat pop-up cinema in Victoria Embankment Gardens. Celebrating its 60th year, the UK’s biggest film festival will be showing 245 fiction and documentary films, which includes 18 world […]

CANNES 2016 – The Nice Guys (2016)
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CANNES 2016 – The Nice Guys (2016)

Sure, nice guys finish last, but that doesn’t mean they’re not winners. Take Holland March and Jackson Healy (Ryan Gosling & Russell Crowe) for example, the Starsky and Hutch of Shane Black’s sublimely screwy and unashamedly sleazy slice of 70’s noir. In less than a week of knowing each other, […]

The Big Short (2016)
Film Review

The Big Short (2016)

If the era of banker bashing is over, no one told Adam McKay. He has made a tremendous film out of a tremendous book, even if his target is a sitting duck. Of all the books on the global financial crisis, Michael Lewis’ The Big Short was the savviest: uniquely it married […]

TRAILER PARK – The Big Short
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TRAILER PARK – The Big Short

Here’s the brand new trailer for Adam McKay’s latest, The Big Short, starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt – in cinemas 22nd January 2016… If you found an error, highlight it and press Shift + Enter or click here to inform us.