actor: Ryan Gosling

First Man

October 12, 2018
Damien Chazelle has the unenviable job of following up La La Land, the film that won him an Academy Award for Best Director. What a weight that must hold as a creative, so much that, in any attempt, he deserves any and all credit for trying. His follow-up, the Neil Armstrong-centered First Man, is [...]

Blade Runner 2049

October 6, 2017
True to form, the otherworldliness of Dennis Villeneuve’s (Arrival, Sicario) and Ridley Scott’s neo-noir sequel Blade Runner 2049 pays homage to the original 1982 cult-classic blockbuster Blade Runner, as the visual and audio experience is even more evocative, invasive, and unsettling than the [...]

La La Land

December 9, 2016
Life is seen through the dreaming and wonderstruck CinemaScope eyes of director Damien Chazelle in "La La Land." The title is synonymous with Los Angeles, Mia and Sebastian's (Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling) city of stars, where they try to make their dreams come true. Chazelle's film is, by some [...]

The Nice Guys

May 20, 2016
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative [...]

The Big Short

December 23, 2015
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R, PG-13 and PG-13 Horror rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative [...]

Gangster Squad

January 11, 2013
This is a partially fictionalized story of notorious West Coast mob boss, Mickey Cohen and his war with a disparate group of cops who went undercover to regain law and order in LA.. The action is like an urban battle ground. The hand-picked cops are all former soldiers who are under orders from the [...]

The Ides of March

October 7, 2011
This star-driven movie features an interesting story line about Governor Mike Morris (George Clooney) who is a strong candidate for the next President of the U.S. In his corner are Stephen Myers (Ryan Gosling), his press secretary, as well as Philip Seymour Hoffman who plays his campaign manager. [...]

Drive

September 16, 2011
Effective January 1st, 2009, The Dove Foundation Review Team has ceased reviewing all NC-17 rated movies and certain extraordinarily explicit R-rated films. This decision was reached due to the fact that Dove reviewers are parents or grandparents with conservative values. As such, we feel that we [...]

Crazy, Stupid, Love

July 29, 2011
It's too bad this movie wanders away from the family-friendly umbrella. Steve Carell can certainly be a funny guy. At one point in the film he has learned his wife has had an affair and one of his co-workers checks on him and learns what has happened. "Oh, good, we were worried," he says. "When I [...]

Lars and the Real Girl

November 9, 2007
I was expecting the worst from this movie and its outlandish plot. I must admit to being pleasantly surprised. The film, despite its wild story line, actually manages to be touching and dramatic in spots. We learn that Lars (played wonderfully by Ryan Gosling) has a tragic past and has suffered the [...]