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Nicolas Winding Refn Is a Fan of Ryan Gosling's 'Lost River': "It's a Beautiful, Great Movie"

Critics at Cannes may have been harsh on Ryan Gosling's go-for-broke directorial debut "Lost River" (Anne Thompson liked it), but director Nicolas Winding Refn had only good words for it at the festival's closing night dinner. Now, in many ways this is a no-brainer. Gosling has been Winding Refn's muse for his last two films, the hyper-stylish "Only God Forgives" and "Drive," and reviews noticed a distinct similarity between Gosling's directorial style and Winding Refn's (as well as numerous mentions of David Lynch).
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 29, 2014 1:08 PM
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TOH!'s 2014 Cannes Film Festival Bible: Read All Our Coverage From the Fest

The Cannes Film Festival has wrapped. We at TOH! have put together a guide featuring all of our reviews, interviews, news and other coverage from the fest. Take a gander.
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  • May 26, 2014 3:22 PM
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At Cannes, Filmmakers Break Out of the Box at Their Peril: Ask Ryan Gosling

Filmmakers at Cannes beware. Make an unpredictable movie well outside your comfort zone and sometimes, critics will heap you with praise, as they did when comedy director Michel Hazanavicius went dramatic with "The Artist" at Cannes and went on to win a bevy of prizes including the Best Picture Oscar. So he took the once in a lifetime chance to make a passion project close to his heart.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 22, 2014 4:10 AM
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Ryan Gosling's "Crapocalyptic" Directorial Debut 'Lost River' Sends Cannes Up in Flames

"What the hell did I just see?" seems to be the general reaction critics are having to Ryan Gosling's directorial debut and Un Certain Regard entry "Lost River."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 20, 2014 2:58 PM
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CANNES WATCH: Bizarre, Intriguing First Clip from Ryan Gosling's Directorial Debut 'Lost River'

A first teaser clip has arrived from Ryan Gosling's Cannes entry "Lost River." It's... very strange. Gosling is definitely going experimental with his first outing in the director's seat. We'll get a clearer idea of what the film is about once it bows in the Un Certain Regard section, but for the moment, take a gander, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 19, 2014 2:41 PM
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First Look: Ryan Gosling's Trippy Cannes-Bound Directorial Debut 'Lost River'

Cannes certainly knows how to roll out the red carpet for Hollywood stars, so it came as no surprise yesterday when Ryan Gosling's directorial debut "Lost River" landed a slot in the fest's edgy Un Certain Regard sidebar.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 18, 2014 2:28 PM
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Cannes Lineup: Veteran Auteurs, Newcomers and Awards Hopefuls; Who Missed the Cut?

Speculation about what would play at the 67th Cannes Film Festival (May 14-25) has been rampant. Well, now we know. Some movies that weren't finished or didn't make the cut will wind up in Venice or the fall film festivals. What we will see in the Official Selection of 49 titles (out of 1800 submissions) announced Thursday by Thierry Fremaux is a mix of established auteur perennials who keep coming back to competition lineup, year after year.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 17, 2014 9:33 AM
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Why Gosling Should Take that Busby Berkeley Biopic (CLIPS)

Why am I jazzed at the idea of Ryan Gosling taking on a biopic of an old Hollywood choreographer and director who is long forgotten by too many? Because Busby Berkeley was cool.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 20, 2014 5:29 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Nicolas Winding Refn's Arthouse Action Noir 'Drive'

Josh Olson on Noir! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Olson opting to introduce a contemporary noir, Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive."
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  • January 31, 2014 3:05 PM
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Q & A: Director Cianfrance Talks 'The Place Beyond the Pines,' Gosling and Cooper, Long Takes and 'Psycho'

If you missed Derek Cianfrance's "The Place Beyond the Pines" in theaters, it's worth grabbing as it hits DVD and Blu-Ray, because it's one of the best movies to come out so far this year. Will it wind up in the awards conversation? Focus Features is going to push the intense R-rated drama, which grossed a respectable $21.4 million domestically, but it will need critics to back the film and its performances at year's end, which they might.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 16, 2013 3:05 AM
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