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Caryn James

'Only God Forgives': Ryan Gosling in a World of Sick Pups

  • By Caryn James
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  • July 16, 2013 9:01 AM
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Take Ryan Gosling and Kristin Scott Thomas out of the equation, and Only God Forgives is no more than a stylish midnight movie about murder, vengeance and drug-dealing in Bangkok. But there they are, exuding talent and legitimacy: Gosling stony-faced yet magnetic as Julian, who runs a boxing gym, and Scott Thomas breaking her own mold in a Donatella Versace platinum wig as his drug-boss mother, Crystal. They make this the latest in Nicolas Winding Refn's strenuous attempt, after the cult-y Valhalla Rising and the mainstream Drive, to blur the line between exploitation and something that approaches art. They almost help him get there.

Francois Ozon's Psychological Cat-and-Mouse, 'In the House'

  • By Caryn James
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  • April 19, 2013 9:00 AM
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Let's Ask Again: Can Robert Pattinson Act?

  • By Caryn James
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  • June 6, 2012 9:02 AM
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Robert Pattinson has made some daring artistic choices apart from his most famous, pasty-faced role; too bad so many of those fillms have been clunkers.

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