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La La Land

December 26, 2016

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LaLa Land – It starts out all sunshine and lollipops in Southern California. The first couple of times aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone) and jazz musician Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) meet aren’t exactly ideal. In no time at all, though, they’re floating on air and dancing among the stars. She wants to write and act, he […]

The Nice Guys

May 20, 2016

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The Nice Guys – Two low-rent detectives, Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) and Holland March (Ryan Gosling), form an alliance to find a missing person whose life is in danger. Amelia (Margaret Qualley) made a porn movie to tell the world how the Big 3 automakers as well as lawmakers knew for years how badly they […]

The Big Short

December 24, 2015

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The Big Short – How can you take a book about the dull mortgage banking industry’s unscrupulous practices and turn it into an entertaining movie? You pair director Adam McKay with a slew of top actors, and use people like Chef Anthony Bourdain to describe collateralized debt obligation aka CDOs by comparing them to three-day-old […]

The Place Beyond The Pines

April 20, 2013

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The Place Beyond The Pines – This is like a play with three acts.  Ryan Gosling is “Handsome Luke” a motorcycle stunt performer, traveling from carnival to carnival.  Back in Schenectady, NY, he learns he has a year-old son with former girlfriend Romina (Eva Mendes).  Auto repair owner hires him as a mechanic, then suggests […]

The Ides of March

October 8, 2011

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Ryan Gosling is on his way to becoming the number one male star in this decade. He has got what they used to call “it” whatever that is. Here he’s Stephen, campaign manager for who he thinks is the candidate we all want for president, Mike Morris, played by the ever so charming George Clooney. […]

Crazy, Stupid Love

July 30, 2011

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Crazy, Stupid Love – Not a fan of Steve Carell (Cal) but he looks like he’d be a good dad and this movie works with that. His wife (Julianne Moore) cheats on him with Kevin Bacon, and who given the chance wouldn’t. He meets Jacob (Ryan Gosling) who takes Cal under his wing and teaches […]

Blue Valentine

February 22, 2011

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I saw this a couple weeks ago and still can’t figure out what I thought of it. It’s done in switch-back fashion from today when the couple is married with a darling daughter, and a few years ago when they first met. Ryan Gosling is Dean who falls for Michelle Williams, Cindy, after one look. […]