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Film Review - Thale

Film Review - The Place Beyond the Pines

PLACE BEYOND THE PINES Ryan Gosling

In his last movie, 2010’s “Blue Valentine,” writer/director Derek Cianfrance studied an intimate world of relationship deterioration, focusing on the hearts and minds of two characters retracing their mistakes. With “The Place Beyond the Pines,” the helmer opens his scope up to move across generations, yet the core of the picture remains quietly meditative, continuing his quest to explore human fallibility and the yearn to right wrongs. It’s an impressively imagined effort with a sweeping arc of drama to help carry it through three stories of emotional disruption, and its ambition is almost worth a recommendation alone. It eventually falls apart, perhaps by design, but Cianfrance shows interesting new sides to his filmmaking ability with his latest feature, while continuing to indulge a thespian permissiveness that’s embarrassing to watch at times. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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