Drive- Nicolas Winding Refn (11) Favorite movie of the decade, hands down, goes to Drive. If you love crime , neo-noir and romance films, you get it all on this movie. It stars Ryan Gosling as a getaway driver, stunt driver and mechanic. He’s given no name, he’s just known as the driver. He meets a neighbor and falls in love with her, but she has a husband, who’s in trouble with money. So the Driver offers himself to be a getaway driver but the robbery at a pawnshop goes awry. This is where the movie goes full on violent. In the very beginning of the movie, the driver is the getaway driver for two crooks. “You give me a time and a place, I give you a five minute window. Anything happens in that five minutes and i’m yours. No matter what.” He successfully maneuvers the streets of Los Angeles and gets them to where they need to be. From the beginning, we know he’s good at doing what he does. Driving. There’s really not much driving in the movie though. It’s more about what drives us in life, what inspires us, to take the actions that we make in our everyday lives. #drive#nicolaswindingrefn#ryangosling#neonoir#cinema#cinephile#cinephiles#cinephilecommunity#movielover#movie#film
“Some people claim that the atrocities we commit in our fiction are those inner desires which we cannot commit in our controlled civilization, so they're expressed instead through our art. I don't agree. I believe Heaven and Hell are one in the same. The soul belongs to Heaven and the body to Hell.” I’ve been meaning to post about this, but I just wanted to get the Best Movies of 2017 list out of the way. But oh boy am I hyped for Lars Von Trier’s The House That Jack Built. One of his previous films, Antichrist, is not only such an underrated gem, but it is genuinely one of my favourite movies, although it’s not perfect, it is still a film that was on my mind hours after watching it. This film looks like it’s going into the same roots as Antichrist in terms of tone. A really deep and dark story, that is really philosophical but at the same time deeply messed up. Can’t wait for this. The hype level for this film is through the roof for me. Matt Dillion was incredible in this film, it looks like probably one of his best. And to the 100 people that walked out of the premiere, seriously? What did you expect? If you’re a film lover or at least have a knowledge of filmmakers and movies, you’d know what you’re getting into right? I guess not. It’s a Lars Von Trier Film, if you know him you’ll know what you’re getting into. It looks extremely disturbing, probably Lars’ most violent work since Antichrist. I mean that scene where he drags the body with a rope from the car, holy crap. And I love that quote at the end of the trailer, and as stated above, is that murder is only accepted through art, so Jack wants to commit those acts in real life through art. It adds a lot more depth to his character that makes him more than just a serial killer. Interesting stuff. Can’t wait.
Slow catching up on mail days but earlier in the week this masterpiece arrived! Mondo Macabro nailed another classic here with "Who Can Kill a Child" aka "Island of Death" as it was known here! I've had a boot of the Spanish version for awhile, and now it's time to retire it with this definitive edition! I love waiting for these limited Mondo editions to drop and jumping on them! Got that "Red Case Fever" going on now!