Paterson is a miracle in the clarity and beauty of everyday life

5 Stars (5 / 5)

Films do not have to be dark in order to be profound. Sometimes the human condition can, in fact, be hopeful.

No better is this demonstrated than in Paterson, Jim Jarmusch’s heartfelt ode to blue-collar life in all its ordinary extraordinariness.…

Lost River winnows away into nothingness

1.5 Stars (1.5 / 5)

 

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a lost river as “a surface stream that flows into an underground passageway.”

Appropriately, Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut of the same name is all about the lurid surfaces and obscure depths, and cuts a wide and muddy channel across the cinematic landscape.…