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Derek Cianfrance

The Light Between Oceans (2016)

Beware babes in boats I'm wondering when it's going to dawn on somebody that the touted new Swedish-born star Alicia Vikander has terrible diction. She's mumbling and whispering again in the emotionally overwrought The Light Between…

The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

Epic noir Derk Cianfrance, whose Blue Valentine (2010) featured unusually impressive acting by Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, works with Gosling again in The Place Beyond the Pines, but the material is completely different. The first…

Blue Valentine (2010)

There is certain warning signs that Derek Cianfrance’s film might be one of those little personal pieces, with aspirations of grabbing Oscar votes through its worthiness and that it seemingly gives its two largely overlooked leads the whole…

Blue Valentine (2010)

Hallmark gone bad Blue Valentine? Indeed. Dean and Cindy's love story is tinged with magic but things have turned very wrong. If this is a celebration of love, it's tinged with deep sadness. The film expresses the bittersweet quality of…