The Place Beyond The Pines

Plot: Fairground stunt rider Luke (Ryan Gosling), after discovering he has a young son becomes determined to provide for him. He begins robbing banks as a means of providing for his newly discovered family leading him into the path of up and coming officer (Bradley Cooper).   Review: With Ryan Gosling’s recent announcement that he … Continue reading

We Need To Talk About Kevin

    Exploring the realms of every prospective parent’s nightmares, We Need To Talk About Kevin is an eerie insight into a mothers disconnected relationship with her son. Adapted from the popular novel by Lionel Shriver and directed by Lynne Ramsay (interestingly, neither have children) the film follows Tilda Swinton as mother Eva. We are … Continue reading

The Soloist

    Based on a true story, Journalist Steve Lopez (Robert Downey Jr.) struggles to find a refreshing and original topic to write about for his L.A Times column. After a bike accident he meets homeless Julliard dropout, Nathaniel Ayers (Jamie Foxx) beautifully playing a dilapidated old violin with only two strings. He has seemingly … Continue reading