Second Breakfast: ‘Lost River’ Is a Perfect Nightmare

When I first heard that Ryan Gosling was writing and directing (but not appearing in) his own feature-length film, I got pretty intrigued. When I saw the weird as hell trailer, I got reasonably excited. It seemed that this chiseled Canadian muse took a stylistic page from his greatest patron: the inconsistently attractive Danish oddball…

Rooster Illusion: ‘Only God Forgives’

Remember when Drive came out and a bunch of stupid people got mad because it wasn’t a Fast & Furious movie? Well, when Only God Forgives came out, a different bunch of stupid people got mad because it wasn’t Drive. I guess it’s unfair to call those people stupid. I’m sure that the majority of…

Second Breakfast Previews the Cannes Lineup

The summer is almost upon us! Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, The Wolverine, Man of Steel, Pacific Rim, Monsters University, Fast & Furious 6, The Great Gatsby, World War Z, The Hangover Part III, After Earth, Despicable Me 2, This Is the End, Now You See Me, The Bling Ring, Kick-Ass 2, The…