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A sweeping tale of the effect of a single violent act on generations of two families. Pines is the most ambitious American film of the year.
Writer/director Derek Cianfrance raked us over the coals of a crumbling relationship in his first feature, Blue Valentine, proving he values truth and the beauty of ugliness over formulaic romantic drama. He's a filmmaker who wants to create something real and his style is to allow his...Read Full Story
(Getty Images | Focus Features)Writer/director Derek Cianfrance, who grabbed audiences' and critics' collective attention in 2010 with Blue Valentine, is back with The Place Beyond the Pines, an ambitious portrait of fathers and sons and the effect a single act of violence can have on generations. The film marks Cianfrance's second collaboration with Ryan Gosling, who stars in Pines as Luke Glanton, a dirt bike prodigy who turns to robbing banks to support his infant son. Glanton's story is...Read Full Story
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