I went to the cinema on Sunday night to see Drive, the latest film by Nicolas Winding Refn starring Ryan Gosling as a Hollywood stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver. When a job goes wrong, a contract is put out and he has to do what he can to stay alive and get to the person who’s taken out the contract.
Whilst that description might sound like your standard run of the mill movie akin to The Transporter, there is quite a bit more to Drive than that, Gosling plays an introvert character with a seemingly well controlled anger problem. He is a beast that rarely rears his ugly side but when he does it erupts in a very violent fashion and the same can be said for the film in general.
Refn’s directing style is a smooth 80’s affair with soft focus complimented by an equally smooth soundtrack by Cliff Martinez. I enjoyed the soundtrack that much that I purchased it and when I listen to it I feel like Iâ€™m a part of the movie.
If you haven’t already, I strongly recommend this film. Probably the nicest looking film Iâ€™ve seen since A Single Man.
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