Massachusetts Daily Collegian

“The Place Beyond the Pines” goes beyond expectations

By Steph Cann

April 30, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

Directed and written by Derek Cianfrance, “The Place Beyond the Pines” fluidly depicts three overlapping perspectives of one moral story: A stunt motorcyclist-turned-bank robber, attempting to provide for his unexpected family tha...

Is Ryan Gosling right to step away from acting?

By Jonathan Smith

March 26, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

Last week, Ryan Gosling announced his intention to take a sabbatical from acting and concentrate on directing duties in the foreseeable future. Gosling stated, “I need a break from myself as much as I imagine the aud...

“Drive” delivers the goods

By Gavin Beeker

September 18, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

A cursory glance at the theatrical poster for “Drive” suggests that this movie is going to be special. The simple but atmospheric picture of the star, Ryan Gosling, and the title in pink script offer the first glimpse that...

‘Blue Valentine’ isn’t all hearts and flowers

By Margaret Clayton

January 31, 2011

Filed under Movies

Originally rated NC-17 for explicit sexual content, “Blue Valentine” is the raw portrayal of a couple’s marital struggle, interwoven with flashbacks of when they were first falling in love. In this crumbling love s...