4 hours ago
I just rewatched lost river today. i saw this movie when it came out around 2014, and i’m surprised how many people completely forgot about this movie! to be honest, i can definitely see why! while this movie is quite void of a real narrative and character development, i do think it’s still a visually enrapturing film! also, the cast is phenomenal! christina hendricks, saoirse ronan, ian de caestecker, ben mendelsohn! every single one of these actors are all extremely talented, and i’m quite disappointed that this movie didn’t use their talent to their fullest potential. while it’s definitely not on the same level of greatness as nicolas winding refn or david lynch, gosling really does borrow a lot of elements from their work, and really shows a surprisingly stunning visual side of his directorial skills. this is by no means a good movie, but i do hope that ryan gosling gets a second chance behind the camera! i do see him having a lot of potential as a director! out of all my film buff and cinephile friends that i’ve brought up this movie with, almost every single one didn’t even know that ryan gosling even directed a movie! have any of you seen this movie? if so, what are your thoughts?