Sometime's it's hard to fathom why people do certain things, but the more you try to figure it out, the more you realize that perhaps there need not be a reason. It just is; you gravitate towards something, and when it happens, you just enjoy the ride, not really knowing where it would take you, but learning and experiencing it in all it's richness and depth. Does it have a meaning? Maybe. Maybe not. But at the end of the day, you've fallen in love with it, you've made a connection, and most importantly, you want to do it again.
It's confounding. It's thought-provoking. It's unexpected. All the things a good documentary should be.
Makes you think about what art is; where do you draw the line between creativity and delusion? What makes art?
The documentary in itself is nothing like what I've watched before. It takes your preconceived notions and flips it on your head. Extraordinary.
I'm still blown away, speechless really.
"I think the joke is on... I don’t know who the joke is on, really. I don’t even know if there is a joke."
Ryan Gosling gives a layered performance in a role that hints at the potential he showed fully in Drive. Doing so much with so little, Gosling lays bare the empty life of a drug addict struggling to get by. Shareeka Epps matches him brilliantly as the guarded young girl who won't take no for an answer. Unwittingly discovering Gosling's character Dan Dunne's secret, she ends up being the one holding him up, rather than the other way around. Their chemistry…