Only God Forgives: Prognosis? Pain

by Ethan Alter July 19, 2013 5:55 am
<i>Only God Forgives</i>: Prognosis? Pain

In a perverse act of audience-baiting, Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling follow up their widely-liked auto-themed thriller Drive with Only God Forgives, a movie that actively seems to be trying to punish viewers who enjoyed their previous collaboration so much. "You liked Gosling's man-of-few-words character?" this film seems to be saying, "Well, here he's going to speak only four or five times." Or, "You loved the neon-lit cityscape of Los Angeles in Drive? Well, here we've shot the streets of Thailand through a bright, headache-inducing red filter that makes it resemble the seventh circle of Hell." Or: "You loved seeing Albert Brooks go bad? Well, here's Kristin Scott Thomas playing the world's worst mother." Or perhaps most of all: "You loved the slow, but confident pace of Drive's narrative? Well, here's a movie where absolutely nothing happens. Enjoy!"

I Want My DVD: Tuesday, October 22, 2013

by Ethan Alter October 22, 2013 6:00 am
I Want My DVD: Tuesday, October 22, 2013

James Wan's The Conjuring will provide the fear factor for your pre-Halloween viewing pleasure.

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