Lost River

2014

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Matt Smith as Bully
Eva Mendes as Cat
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750.57 MB
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23.976 fps
1hr 35 min
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23.976 fps
1hr 35 min
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Reviewed by Antoni Tolwinski 9 / 10

Impressive Directorial Debut

Straight off the bat, I am somewhat surprised about the overwhelmingly bad ratings this film received, and no, I won't go down the route of claiming that people "don't understand art". The more I explore art house, the more I realise it is all about preference - not everyone likes reading into films too much, and a particular style may not be appealing to everyone. In 'Lost River', Gosling clearly combines different styles of directors he worked with recently - I definitely recognised influences from Derek Cianfrance and Nicolas Winding Refn in terms of character interaction, cinematography and of course the gorgeously atmospheric soundtrack. Apart from being a learning curve for Ryan Gosling, 'Lost River' is an impressive directorial debut in a lot of aspects.

One of the successful aspects is the overall plot surrounding these strangely intriguing characters, including a family with somewhat typical problems and a protagonist teenager son, along with a love interest played by Saoirse Ronan (who also played the cute Agatha in 'The Grand Budapest Hotel') as well as the haunting presence of a "bully" portrayed disturbingly well by Matt Smith. There's also a side plot involving the troubled mother struggling to maintain her house and family through a dodgy job and a delusional boss. To put it straight, there is a lot happening in this film, yet, it doesn't feel at all overwhelming. It was obvious that Gosling went into this project with a lot of things he wanted to explore, however on the larger thematic scale it seems subtle, at times focusing on style over content with its beautifully composed shots accompanied by an enchanting score reminiscent of Winding Refn.

On the negative side of things, the character interaction feels slightly unrealistic at some points, and overall originality is barely visible. However, "originality" isn't entirely necessary to create an unsettling art house flick - Gosling succeeds in this and definitely deserves praise, especially being his writing and directorial debut. To conclude, 'Lost River' is a disturbingly enchanting addition to the expanding genre of art house - undeniably deserving its spot not only as an adapted experiment paying homage to great directors, but also as a successful collaboration of under-appreciated talents.

Reviewed by nceguypaul 5 / 10

Really wanted to enjoy this film.

Watched the trailer and was mesmerized by some of the imagery that Ryan Gosling has managed to capture.

Then I watched the film itself.

It felt like i was watching the extended version of the trailer, small snippets of dialogue surrounded by vast dreamlike imagery but with no actual story to go with it.

This film isn't bad its just that it's not very good either. I felt like i was left wanting a little bit more, that it hadn't really fulfilled my appetite.

That said there is potential and because Gosling is just so damned cool I will be looking forward to the next step (Fan boy mode deactivated).

Reviewed by ledryno 3 / 10

Almost interesting. The photography was okay.

The plot seems centered around a mom with two kids trying to hold on to their home in a virtually deserted part of town. She's months behind in mortgage payments. She takes a job at this weird club to earn money to pay the mortgage. Everything else in the movie seems designed to complement that idea: her oldest son scavenges copper from abandoned homes for money to buy car parts so he can fix his car and leave for who knows where; a neighbor girl who speaks of a curse on the city that can only be undone by dredging up something from part of the city under water; a vicious hoodlum type that thinks he's lord and master over this deserted part of town. These elements ARE connected but not very well.

I got from the main characters a sense of helplessness, a sense of hopelessness and desperation. It wasn't spectacular but there was some interesting photography.

By the end I was scratching my head wondering how to makes sense of what I saw. I'm not sure it makes sense.

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