That soundtrack, that quietness, that brutality, that cinematography...all on glorious display.
2011 was a great year for cinema. So many good movies were released in all genres and this doesn't happen often. When a little film called Drive came out, being excited would be an understatement. With a cast that included Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan, two of my favourite actors up till that point, I was hoping this film wouldn't disappoint – it was frikkin unreal.
Directed by Nicholas Winding Refn, best known for the brutal Bronson, tells the story of a Hollywood
The violence on display is messed up. It's as brutal as the quiet moments in the film are beautiful. There'll be times you'll look away and be in total shock at the sudden nature of it all. While it is at times ferocious, the savagery feels like poetry in motion – almost visually poetic if it's possible to say.
'How 'bout this. You shut your mouth. Or I'll kick your teeth down your throat and I'll shut it for you.'
In some trivia, Ryan Gosling replaced Hugh Jackman and Thank God for that.
Written by Matt.