Netflix has conscripted Brad Pitt, a veteran of numerous fictional tours of duty, for War Machine: its latest direct-to-streaming feature film.
Netflix's new original series The OA is part sci-fi, part fantasy, and a whole lot of mystery. The show has all the makings of the next big streaming hit, but is that enough?
From moment to moment, The Place Beyond the Pines is a strong piece of work comprised of terse dialogue, pain-eyed performances, sudden bursts of violence, and heavy thematic resonance. Unfortunately, it never quite holds together to deliver anything as profound as the somberly existential tone seems to promise.
We sit down with The Place Beyond the Pines director Derek Cianfrance about how his own experiences honed the film’s takes on father/son relationships and the concept of heroism, his influences, his working relationship with Ryan Gosling, and the different set of challenges between this film and Blue Valentine. We also talk briefly to Dane DeHaan (as much as we can without spoiling the film) about his character and his approach to such an unconventional and sprawling story.