Drama Rod Lott
With magic-themed movies The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and Now You See Me on the way, Hollywood is all about the abracadabra these days. If that exposes more eyeballs to 2011’s The Great Magician, good.
The route of ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ is great to good.
Thriller Phil Bacharach The Place Beyond the Pines is two-thirds of a great movie. Director Derek Cianfrance’s follow-up to 2010’s Oscar-nominated Blue Valentine
is a tense, powerful crime thriller with some weighty stuff on its
mind. It speaks to the filmmaker’s know-how that not even a crazily
contrived third act can damper its haunting power.