Nicholas Winding Refn

I don’t know what you guys are doing reading all those phoney top ten lists over there, what with their overpraise of films in which women shit in bathroom sinks.

A shame, that – after all, this, mine, is the authoritative tome that Scholars will look back on and shower with statuses of validity upon as the definitive list. “Yeah, you know what, The Artist wasn’t a lot more than a nice movie, Sparkle was totally right,” they’ll say a thousand years from now. And I shall smile down on them from Future Heaven, which is just like regular Heaven but with astronaut food, hover boards, and a hilarious robot that is actually pretty good at Stand-Up.

Anyway, here are the ten best motion pictures of the year:

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Drive

by mr sparkle on September 16, 2011 · 0 comments

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With Bronson and Valhalla Rising (both of which are streaming on Netflix and deserve to be watched, like, now), Danish filmmaker Nicholas Winding Refn has come out of nowhere to invent a new kind of indie machismo cinema. His leading men are Men, not to be fucked with, and not to even be looked at in the wrong way. But for these anti-heroes, Refn has photographed gorgeous worlds just as entrancing for them to exist in, defining them more as arthouse darlings than action extravaganzas.

With his new film, Drive, things aren’t so low key. While still produced independently, Refn’s skill has gotten him notice by the some of the hottest names in Hollywood. Filmed on location in Los Angeles with actors like Ryan Gosling, Bryan Cranston, Carey Mulligan and Christina Hendricks, this is a movie that can (and is) playing wide.

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