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FILM REVIEW – The Place Beyond The Pines

By Marty Mulrooney

The Place Beyond The Pines

The Place Beyond The Pines is a drama directed by Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine). The film stars Ryan Gosling as Luke Glanton, a motorcycle stuntman who turns to a life of crime in order to support his family, and Bradley Cooper as Avery Cross, a policeman who makes a split-second decision that will change his life forever.

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FILM REVIEW – Bad Lieutenant

By Marty Mulrooney

BadLieutenant

Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call – New Orleans (or simply Bad Lieutenant as it is being advertised here in the UK) is a 2009 American crime drama directed by Werner Herzog and starring Nicolas Cage. I had only previously been exposed to director Herzog’s work in the 2007 film Rescue Dawn starring Christian Bale, finding it a solid if not spectacular drama. I am also not the biggest fan of Nicolas Cage, although his recent supporting role in Kick-Ass was fantastic. This left me somewhat vague about what to expect here with the late UK release of Bad Lieutenant in 2010.

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