Regina Weinreich: Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper: The Place Beyond the Pines
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Shoulder to shoulder like Homeric heroes, Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper descended the long stairs at the Landmark Theater on Thursday night, joining Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta, Dane DeHaan and others of the cast and crew onstage for the premiere of Derek Cianfrance's new movie, The Place Beyond the Pinesv. The two actors, perhaps the best of their generation, deliver deft performances as their fictive lives twine, one a carny, the other a cop, in this triptych about fathers and sons on the American landscape, making this the most thrilling two and a half hours of storytelling in the cinemas right now.
If you are looking to mix your epic drama with realism, Schenectady is perfect: an upstate New York locale of tract houses, scruffy trailer compounds, blue-collar diners, and secretive woodsy places, where men can meet, (or not meet) for justice served on its own terms. A mysterious stranger with a special "skill set" on motorcycles, Luke (Gosling) wants to father the son he has
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