Five Favorite Films with Derek Cianfrance

Summary

Derek Cianfrance's 2010 drama Blue Valentine earned strong reviews and confirmed stars Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling as among the best actors of their generation. For his follow-up, the filmmaker has again enlisted Gosling, together with Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes, as part of an ambitious, three-part drama on the legacy of troubled fathers and sons. It's called The Place Beyond the Pines, and it opens in select theaters across the country this week. Here, we talk with Cianfrance about his favorite movies. Back to Article

Comments

Dave J

Dave J

Although I don't have the same love with all of his choices except "Goodfellas", I love reading his explanations!

Mar 26 - 12:36 PM

Dawn Havard

Dawn Havard

Agreed. Even if I don't agree with their picks, I would appreciate an explanation. Even if it is just a couple of sentences.

Mar 27 - 08:36 AM

Marie O.

Marie Orcutt

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May 12 - 12:35 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Great selections. I love all five of his choices, and it shows his "auteur" bent. And let this be a lesson, kids, don't watch Pasolini in the theater when you're stoned, or you may end up in the ER.

Mar 26 - 01:13 PM

Dick Travis

Mick Travis

Are you ready to be stoned for EVIL DEAD?

Mar 26 - 01:16 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Not unless it's DM cough syrup.

Mar 26 - 01:50 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

You kids need to chill out.

Mar 26 - 05:56 PM

Dick Travis

Mick Travis

Are you ready to be stoned for EVIL DEAD?

Mar 26 - 01:16 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Not unless it's DM cough syrup.

Mar 26 - 01:50 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Not unless it's DM cough syrup.

Mar 26 - 01:50 PM

Derek Brayton

Derek Brayton

Goodfellas is great and all, but man it gets into so many peoples top five.

Mar 26 - 05:01 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

A great movie justly rewarded, I have no issue with that. I also appreciate that his other 4 choices were less conventional.

Mar 26 - 06:32 PM

Dick Travis

Mick Travis

Although a great movie, I'm still glad DANCES WITH WOLVES won Best Picture.

Mar 26 - 06:38 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Missing a shinebox.

Mar 27 - 09:53 AM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

Dances with Wolves? HA! Have you ever danced with the Devil in the Pale Moonlight?

Mar 27 - 12:17 PM

Dick Travis

Mick Travis

Hey DANCES WITH WOLVES was the film that made me appreciate film as an art-form, as I saw it in the theater at 10 years old and loved it. Didn't see GOODFELLAS until years later and thought it was great, but, comparably speaking, I give a shit about the characters in DANCES.

Mar 27 - 07:29 PM

Gage Kent

Gage Kent

Go home and get your shinebox.

Mar 27 - 10:22 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

You kids need to chill out.

Mar 26 - 05:56 PM

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