Ryan Gosling made his feature directorial debut last year at Cannes with Lost River, a decidedly arty, dreamy offering starring Christina Hendricks. Critics were not kind. Almost a year later, the film (in a slightly shorter version) arrives in U.S. theaters. I don't think Lost River works, but it's occasionally fascinating and quite often hypnotic. And I hope Gosling doesn't let his film's detractors discourage him from trying again soon. My Lost River review is up at Paste.