In less capable hands Drive could have been very ordinary. Instead Nicolas Winding Refn takes this story and gives it an exquisite dream-like quality. Stunning visuals, great casting and phenomenal soundtrack all come together to make a classic. I expect Drive to be spoken about for a long time.
Whilst Killer Joe isn't always an easy watch, you cannot deny how good Matthew McConaughey's performance is. He own's this film and he really makes Joe Cooper into a classic movie anti-hero.
The casting is brilliant throughout too as well as Friedkin's direction being spot on.
It won't be for everyone, it reminded me of Blue Velvet with the Psycho/Sex stuff. It's subtle humour made it one of the funniest Black comedies I have seen in a while.