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LOST RIVER Christina Hendricks

Perhaps feeling inspired by recent acting choices, Ryan Gosling makes a leap to the director’s chair for “Lost River.” A mix of Harmony Korine and Dario Argento, the movie sets out to create a loosely defined screen nightmare, armed with abstract imagery and free-range performances. Definitely not a picture for the impatient, “Lost River” is distinct in its cinematic appetites, finding Gosling having a ball staging exotic horrors and surveying decayed small-town Michigan remains. Of lesser importance is storytelling, as the feature often eschews narrative drive entirely to fixate on wily behavior and stark punishment. It can be infuriating, but it’s also intriguingly surreal, launching Gosling’s helming career with a confident blast of mischief. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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