Wednesday, 8 April 2015
In doing some half-hearted post-viewing research on Lost River, I came across the following question in the film's IMDb forums:
Tick Of The Clock for Drive), but with none of the precision, wit or imagination on display in Drive or Only God Forgives.
While none of this is especially painful to sit through, there just doesn't seem to be any point to it all. If Gosling has one, he's failed to articulate it in either his script or direction, and the tragedy is that there's nothing to suggest that any further forays into filmmaking would be any more worthwhile. Obviously I love Ryan Gosling more than life itself, and I wish him all the best in whatever he chooses to do, but I think the best thing we can do is to erect an invisible wall in front of all the cameras on his films and make sure he stays on the brightly-lit side of it.