April 18, 2013

Gosling, Cooper Shine in Pines

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Derek Cianfrance burst on the scene in 2010 with Blue Valentine, a quietly devastating, scrappy and thoroughly realistic look at the formation and deterioration of the bond between man and wife. Three years later, his next effort proves itself to be sprawling and overzealous while still managing to be thoroughly engrossing throughout. While The Place Beyond the Pines isn’t exactly lean, rest assured, it is mean.

Original Author: Mark DiStefano