THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES // Ryan Gosling is bar-none, my favorite male actor as of late. Not far behind, with an ever impeccable and often overlooked emotional range, is Bradley Cooper. So naturally placing both of these men in the same film and pitting them against one another is right up my alley. Gosling plays a motorcycle stuntman with a newborn. Not exactly rolling in money, he falls on the idea of robbing banks to provide for the child. Bring in Cooper as the ever intent police officer chasing Gosling, and this film basically sells itself. Now toss in the “Blue Valentine” director, Derek Cianfrance, and you can tell that the mood and the acting will be on par with his previous success. This hits U.S. theaters on March 29th, 2013.

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