Derek Cianfrance did the small and intimate thing in his acclaimed 2010 film, Blue Valentine, about a relationship going belly-up in slow motion. He returns with this epic, generation-spanning saga about fathers and sons, sin and redemption. Ryan Gosling, sporting a bleached blond ’do, plays a motorcycle stunt rider who turns to crime to support his girlfriend and their new baby. Bradley Cooper co-stars as the squeaky-clean cop on his tail. What sounds like the set-up for a conventional action thriller is instead the basis of a brooding, gorgeously shot character study.
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