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Should you see it?
Why?Despite being emotionally empty, Refn's latest carries an imminent dread that many horror films wish they could conjure.
The intensity boiling under the surface of Nicolas Winding Refn's (Drive, Valhalla Rising) Only God Forgives rivals any horror film made this year. It's a love letter to violence, Refn's vaunted fetish. The writer/director dispatches with narrative and dialogue, and creates a fever dream that's visually...Read Full Story
(Photo from RadiusTWC)What do Ryan Gosling and Justin Bieber have in common (besides being charming, of course)? They both got booed this week. Well, in the case of Gosling, he didn't get booed directly. It was his movie, Only God Forgives, that received the negative reception at Cannes.The movie reunites Gosling with director Nicolas Winding Refn. Since they made movie magic with Drive, you would think that they could do it again. Well, the audience at the Cannes Film Festival thought...Read Full Story
There's been much anticipation over director Nicolas Winding Refn's reunion with Ryan Gosling. The two collaborated on the 2011 indie hit Drive, which brought a visually pleasing, highly stylistic approach to drama, darkness, and violence. Only God Forgives definitely follows in the same vein. In three new clips for the film (set to premiere at Cannes next month), Gosling again goes for the muted clench-fist tension, while the on-screen dialogue gets a dark, somewhat hilarious boost by...Read Full Story
The Bottom Line Should you see it? Yes Why? This is the best movie of the year so far. Visceral and gut-wrenching in its violent reality, Drive is the new film by Nicolas Winding Refn. The Danish director cements his reputation as a geuine auteur with this follow up to his ode to a serial killer, Bronson. Drive is similar in its depiction of authentic violence, but with more acting talent, better writing, and sharper direction. The new film is the meta-production of Refn's canon at this...Read Full Story