The Place Beyond The Pines
A motorcycle stuntman (Ryan Gosling) commits a petty crime to support his kid, only to be hounded for years after by an overzealous cop (Bradley Cooper) in this verite noir thriller. Also stars Eva Mendes. They say: One of the best adult dramas in years is the consensus among top-tier critics, who single out the film’s cast, deftly structured script (the story is told in two timelines) and numerous emotional thumps. Gosling’s powerful performance as combines a dangerous unpredictability alongside a sweet fatherly devotion. Wesay: Reuniting Gosling with his Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance, The Place Beyond the Pines’ novel-like structure and welldrawn characters should remind audiences how far dramatic cinema has fallen and how far high-end television has risen to take its place. Running time 140 minutes. Screens at Pacific Fair, Nerang, The Arts Centre Gold Coast, Nerang, Harbour Town, Tweed City, Yatala Drive In.