I feel like I'm being gaslit by the reception this film got. Am I actually insane if I think this was fucking awesome and adapted Faulkner in a beautiful Malkick-esque way? It achieves a result akin to the experience of reading Faulkner's prose in image and sound rather than text.
The Boys may never recover after this one.
For Gosling's directorial debut, Lost River is a superbly atmospheric, and wonderfully directed film. From the abandoned city at the beginning of the film, to the seedy nightclub, Lost River's world is consistently oozing with a gloomy mystery.
Within some aspects of the film Gosling's inspirations are clear, such as the Refn inspired soundtrack of ambiance and synth with often neon-on-dark cinematography; however, the styles are pulled off wonderfully with enough originality that paves the way for Gosling's future as…