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Trailer Watch: Ryan Gosling’s Lost River

Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut Lost River was torn limb from limb by critics at Cannes, followed by the news that it would be a straight to VOD release. The latter appears to have been an overreaction, as Warner Brothers quickly confirmed it’s set to receive a day and date limited spring run, but in any event, it’s a significant demotion for someone of Gosling’s pedigree at the hands of a major studio. The first trailer is now out, and I’m getting definite shades of Malick, Lynch and Tarkovsky, with Benoît Debie’s colorful lensing recalling his work on IrreversibleEnter the Void and Spring Breakers, in particular. There’s also the fetishistic casting of Detroit as a near mythical city of ruins, but if nothing else, the cast is rather appealing.

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