Tag Archive: Ryan Gosling

Blade Runner 2049 Review

Settling down to view Blade Runner 2049 at the Imax in Manchester, the preceding trailers appeared as a timely reminder of cinematic disappointment. Familiar blockbuster franchises beamed across the gigantic screen in new… Continue reading

The Neon Demon Review

Vapid, shallow, ultra-competitive, beautiful, provocative, degrading, stunning, glamourous, amusing, stylized and orchestrated under the vison of one man – the fashion industry or a Nicolas Wining Winding Refn film? It seems with the… Continue reading

The Nice Guys Review

Nice guys finish last, or so the old saying goes. When you look at the fact Donald Trump could be President, Piers Morgan is a prominent media presence, John Terry gets paid £100,000… Continue reading

The Big Short Review

Business films have two intrinsically negative traits; they’re full of dislikeable characters and they aren’t very good at explaining themselves. Cinematic financial icons Gordon Gekko and Jordan Belfort were avaricious and nefarious bandits… Continue reading

The Guest Review

With the door firmly closed behind him, the darkly sinister stranger has locked out any hope of escape with a stern push of the handle. Our female protagonist sits silently, frozen with fear… Continue reading

Only God Forgives Review

There’s little doubt that this year’s most polarising motion picture will be Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest thriller, Only God Forgives. Far bolder and unforgiving than Drive or Bronson, Refn has magnified his directorial… Continue reading

Ryan Gosling: A Career of Unfulfilled Potential?

With Only God Forgives hitting the big screen this week (in the UK) and being Ryan Gosling’s last film (bar an untitled Terrence Malik film) before his acting sabbatical it seems appropriate to… Continue reading