Second Perspective: Only God Forgives

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Aug 022013


Nicholas Winding Refn, the enigmatic filmmaker whose interests and obsessions as a storyteller lie in perceived male masculinity, the destructive nature of man and the beauty in said destruction and violence, tells another tale of men involved in violence and their disposition to it as well as the women who influence their perceptions and decisions. My review of Only God Forgives after the jump.

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SFF2013: Only God Forgives

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May 262013


In the streets of Bangkok, an underworld exists which is a law into itself. If someone is killed, then there can be no peace until vengeance has been delivered. In this underworld there is one man who alone decides when the score has been squared. Cross him and you may find Only God Forgives. Review after the jump.

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Trailer: Only God Forgives

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Apr 042013

Warning: this is the NSFW red band trailer and has content that may offend
FINALLY a trailer for Only God Forgives!! This was my most anticipated film for the past 18 months. God this looks gritty and brutal and completely different from the cold metallic smoothness of Drive.

While I am possibly the world’s biggest Ryan Gosling fan, I have to say that it is Kristin Scott Thomas that really intrigues me in this trailer. This is so different from the elegant older lady role she has been doing of late.

How about that Thai music? I have a feeling that the score/soundtrack for this film is going to be something quite special.

There is no release date set for this in Australia yet but I’m hoping like hell that it somehow makes it to either SFF or MIFF.
What do you think?


By Sam McCosh

The Pusher Trilogy

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May 282012


When I saw Drive last year for the first time I was utterly blown away. The film was something special, and it was evident the key reason was due to director Nicolas Winding Refn’s strong direction and unique style. Having checked out Bronson (impressive) and Valhalla Rising (interesting…) I was really looking forward to watching his “formative” work, The Pusher Trilogy. My thoughts on the three films are after the jump!

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