Pan Am: Complete Series on AMC+ and Sundance Now

In the wake of the creative and commercial success in period pieces kicked off by Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire, TV networks attempted to make their own retro shows steeped in period fashion and social clichés. Most of them were disappointments steeped in cliché. Pan Am: The Complete Series (2011-2012), set in the early sixties, […]

Ryan Gosling and friend in 'Lars and the Real Girl,' directed by Craig Gillespie.

‘Lars and The Real Girl’ on Amazon Prime and Hulu

Lars and The Real Girl (2007) – Ryan Gosling is Lars, a shy, possibly borderline autistic child-man who mail-orders a fiancée and introduces the anatomically correct love doll as his living, breathing girlfriend. His brother (Paul Schneider) is speechless, his worried sister-in-law (Emily Mortimer) understandably concerned, and the doting community plays along with an unflagging […]