Ian's Movie Reviews
Short Reviews of Movies, Board Games, and Other Stuff

Posts Tagged ‘ryan gosling

First Man

November 21, 2018

Almost great. Pretty close. There is some really great stuff in First Man. First off, there are the flight scenes, which really aim to put you in the driver’s seat, so to speak. Chazelle does this by lots of first person views and pulling the camera in tight. it really gives you a sense of […]


February 4, 2012

Sometimes films don’t know exactly what they are or what they wish to be. Drive does not have that problem: the film knows exactly what it wants to be. Its a heist-gone-wrong movie which focuses on mood and tension as opposed to action and hijinks. And that mood and tension is played up to near […]

The Ides of March

January 19, 2012

In Ides of March, Ryan Gosling plays a young, ambitious political aid high up on a democratic presidential primary race. His candidate is George Clooney’s Governor Morris. The movie starts off by giving us a backdoor look into the campaign and setting up the candidate as a man of ideals. This is some good stuff […]

Crazy Stupid Love

November 12, 2011

Crazy Stupid Love is the story of a man who is recently divorced and is taken under the wing of a young womanizer who teaches him how to pick up women.  The movie stars a large and impressive cast including Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, and Julianne Moore.  Oh, and also Kevin Bacon who […]