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Film, "Only God Forgives": Gosling Gets Thoughtful Hurtful in Refn's Latest

"Only God Forgives": Gosling Gets Thoughtful Hurtful in Refn's Latest

It's easy to imagine David Lynch feeling a little slighted by the dedication to Alejandro Jodorowsky at the end of Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives. Not that Refn doesn't owe a debt to Jodorowsky, but Only God Forgives has…
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Film, "Pusher": Just Go See the Original

"Pusher": Just Go See the Original

Less a bastardization than simply a watered-down and superfluous redo, Pusher faithfully mimics Nicolas Winding Refn's 1996 Danish crime saga while missing its nasty, grungy spirit. Luis Prieto's London-set remake substitutes Refn's heavy metal grime with techno sleaze in retelling…
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Calendar, Night&Day Gorgeous and Gruesome Coexist

Gorgeous and Gruesome Coexist

As stripped down and propulsive as its robotic title, Drive is the most "American" movie yet by Danish genre director Nicolas Winding Refn. The film is a sleek, tense piece of work that, as a vehicle for Ryan Gosling, has…
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