The Place Beyond the Pines Grade: B+ Director: Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) Screenplay: Cianfrance, Ben Coccio (The Beginner), Darius Marder Cast: Ryan Gosling (The Ides of March), Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook) Rating: R Runtime: 140 min. by John DeSando
“If you ride like lightning, you're going to crash like thunder.” Robin (Ben Mendelsohn)
Cooper and Lawrence are the best couple in a romantic dramedy this year.
Silver Linings Playbook Grade: A Director: David O. Russell (The Fighter) Screenplay: Russell from Matthew Quick novel Cast: Bradley Cooper (Limitless), Jennifer Lawrence (Hunger Games) Rating: R Runtime: by John DeSando