there's a thing where you adds 'in my ass' to the end of a movie title, so here are some…
There are no clean getaways.
A mysterious Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver seems to be trying to escape his shady past as he falls for his neighbor - whose husband is in prison and who's looking after her child alone. Meanwhile, his garage mechanic boss is trying to set up a race team using gangland money, which implicates our driver as he is to be used as the race team's main driver. Our hero gets more than he bargained for when he meets the man who is married to the woman he loves.
DRIVER leaves his apartment to the noise of Desire's "Under Your Spell", which has been nonsensically playing at Standard and Irene's party next door to the zombied joy of their guests. DRIVER looks to their door, to see if perhaps the staff at Pitchfork had robbed the place and left their iTunes playlist behind.
We pause for 4 seconds, as IRENE must calibrate her emptiest gaze in an attempt to convey longing, and match DRIVER's own highway speed emptiness disguised as longing.
We pause for 5 more seconds, IRENE has clearly sensed a staring contest has begun. DRIVER puts on his best Creepface to gain an advantage.
IRENE: Sorry about the noise
An Open Letter to Ryan Gosling,
So, first off, I'd just like to say that I really enjoyed your performance in this film. Had a real satisfying 'postmodern man with no name' kinda vibe to it. Nice one. Not so much with the Gangster Squad thing. I guess that was probably one of those projects that looked better on paper, huh? Hey, you win some, you lose some. I haven't seen The Place Beyond The Pines yet, but I'm pretty sure I'll like that one, too. You sure have come a long way since that bizarre tv show about the highschool on a cruise ship. Never really got into that one, but a jobs a job, right?
Before you ask, this is not my first Refn movie. In that way, I can know that:
- He still likes to dress his crooks with light grey pants and have some of them bald, like if they were still living in Denmark.
- He still uses an awesome techno soundtrack (with some pop touches that I can forgive) to open his films and to close them. The underground nudist dive bars / seedy joints cannot be omitted, of course.
- He has perfected his visual style all the way from Pusher (1996) until Bronson (2008), including the immaculate camera placement and the golden lightning he uses for illuminating the darkest corners. The camera is a silent stalker, intimidating and…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"Sorry about the noise."
"I was gonna call the cops."
"I wish you would."
Disciplined, intoxicating cinema; a nuts and bolts crime thriller titillated through Nicolas Winding Refn's vivid neon aesthetic. Formed by gentle smiles and intimate, silent romance, Drive continues to electrify viewers because its stakes are based in unspoken feelings and heavy hearts. "A Real Hero" fills the air as the Driver, Irene and Benicio visit paradise, if only for a little while before trouble shows up back at home. Oscar Isaac's somber performance still casts an uncertain light onto the film's searing moments of connection; an aura visually evident by Isaac's shadow cast against the wall during a hallway conversation between the Driver and Irene, stretching…
the part where he drives the car? classic
Breathtaking cinematography, and a stimulating soundtrack, work together to make Nicholas Winding Refn's Drive one of the most seductive pieces of cinema in recent years. Its polished neo-noir style is intoxicating, taking a lustrous Los Angeles skyline at night as a backdrop to its story of crime and revenge. Often criticized for its overuse of the pause, it is the film’s confident handling of tension and catharsis that makes it a silently powerful thriller.
Ryan Gosling is our hero without a name, the protagonist of a modern day fairytale, and on paper his story is simple. A mechanic turned stunt man and getaway driver, he befriends his neighbour Irene (Carey Mulligan), and through helping her husband ends up inadvertently involved…
Neo-Noir trifft auf Walter Hills THE DRIVER, gepaart mit der Coolness in Styling und Synthie-Score der MIAMI VICE - TV-Serie. Bei den Ingredienzien ist das Resultat natürlich TOP !
After Nightcrawler, I thought i'd give this a re-watch to see if anything changed. And I did like it more than I did before, but I still don't LOVE it like most others.
It's extremely well made and directed yes, but as I always say you need more than that to be a 5/5 movie. And Drive (FOR ME) didn't really have very interesting characters. I found the romance between Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan kinda hard to buy into since they just look and smile at each other most of the time. But I liked Gosling's reasons for doing the things he does later on, all in order to ensure their safety. And I liked where the story went…
The soundtrack is amazing
i've watched this like five times this month sorry not sorry
Pellicola dalle facce molteplici: love story, violenza brutale, azione, mafia movie..poteva venir fuori un insipido collage, invece il risultato finale è un film intenso, controverso e diretto in maniera sublime. Miglior regia a Cannes non a caso..
Non è mai scontato, ti trascina da una parte ma poi prende pieghe completamente differenti. C'è di tutto in questo film. Veramente da apprezzare!
idk what i'm missing, but it just didn't do it for me?? there were a few nice shots tho
I'm trying to come up with a review for this film, but frankly it's impossible. I love this film so much, I honestly don't know how to express it in words. After 5 years, I thought the opening car chase would lose some of its value, but it remained as riveting as ever. Plus, I'm glad I saw this again because I was able to finally give special attention to Newton Thomas Siegel's amazing cinematography and the pitch perfect lighting.
Though I wonder, is the Driver the scorpion, or is he the frog? His violent tendencies are inherently a part of his nature, and would make him a scorpion. However, like the frog, he does literally carry a scorpion on his back; and he also gets bad luck dealt his way after trying to do some good.
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