Tag Archive: Nicolas Winding Refn

Win Nicolas Winding Refn’s VALHALLA RISING on DVD

Nicolas Winding Refn’s fascinating 2009 viking journey Valhalla Rising is finally available on DVD in New Zealand, and A Fistful of Culture has three copies to giveaway courtesy of Madman. A spiritual predecessor to this year’s uncompromising Only God Forgives, the film stars Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal) as the fearsome and silent warrior One Eye, and he gives an utterly …

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Win tickets to Nicolas Winding Refn’s ONLY GOD FORGIVES starring Ryan Gosling

One of the most highly anticipated and — not coincidentally — critically divisive films of the year is Nicolas Winding Refn’s willfully difficult Drive follow-up, Only God Forgives, which arrives in New Zealand cinemas next week. Once again collaborating with star Ryan Gosling and composer Cliff Martinez, and featuring a bravura performance from Kristin Scott Thomas, this ultraviolent, …

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[WATCH] Two bold new trailers for Nicolas Winding Refn’s ONLY GOD FORGIVES

Following the exciting Cannes 2013 announcement, two intense new trailers have surfaced for Nicolas Winding Refn’s Thai western Only God Forgives starring Ryan Gosling. While the badass red-band trailer earlier this month gave us a sense of Refn’s visual aesthetic, these international trailers reveal more of the film’s plot and dialogue, and the biggest takeaway from each is that Kristin …

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[WATCH] Badass red-band trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn’s ONLY GOD FORGIVES starring Ryan Gosling

Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive was my favourite film of 2011, so it should come as no surprise that his latest collaboration with Ryan Gosling is my most anticipated of this year. Only God Forgives stars Gosling as Julian, who lives in exile in Bangkok and runs a Thai boxing club that operates as a front for the …

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[Review] DRIVE is the best film of 2011

Disclaimer: Drive is not The Fast and the Furious: The Notebook Edition. If you are expecting this film to be a full-throttle, noisy, CGI-riddled action-fest starring that babe from the romantic film with Rachel McAdams, you are in the wrong place. Like this woman. However, if you are partial to a superbly-acted, purposefully-paced and artfully-stylised …

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[Read] Nicolas Winding Refn’s Top 10 Criterion releases

The Criterion Collection have nabbed another hot director to write about their favourite releases, following last month’s excellent list from Edgar Wright. This time they asked Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn, the man behind the Pusher Trilogy, Fear X, Bronson, Valhalla Rising, and this year’s much-hyped Drive, to list his Top 10 Criterion Collection releases. Refn may not …

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[Watch] DRIVE: International NSFW Trailer + Ryan Gosling breaks up street fight

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Drive is one of my most anticipated films of 2011. I CAN’T WAIT. The buzz surrounding Nicolas Winding Refn’s film continues to grow, and Ryan Gosling can do no wrong right now. The poster seen above was released earlier this month, and it just screams ICONIC. A …

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‘Drive’ red-band trailer

Drive has to be one of my most anticipated films of 2011. Ryan Gosling is fast turning into one of the finest actors of his generation as evidenced by great turns in Half Nelson, Lars and the Real Girl and most recently Blue Valentine. Director Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson) is also becoming a hot commodity …

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