Saturday, July 13, 2024

Ryan Gosling Sings Again in Terence Malick’s “Song to Song,” But There’s Still That Fish Eye Photography


What can we say about Terrence Malick? That someone else has put up more money for a new movie no one will see– with a lot of stars gamboling about in fisheye photography? I wish I had more patience for the trailer to “Song by Song.” I’m glad Malick is using Del Shannon’s “Runaway,” but I’m also sad for him that this will get pushed away as the not-sequel to “La La Land.” Ryan Gosling is singing, other famous actors are loping around, the plot looks sketchy and the dialogue random. Who knows? Maybe it’s great. Sometimes it snows in April.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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