Drive ★★★★★

Probably my favorite film of 2011. This 80's throwback sports some great action, cinematogrpahy and music. Another film that defies expectations as it is an action film but it is a little bit more thoughtful than that. I am reminded of some of my favorite 80's thrillers like To Live and Die in L.A. and 52 Pickup when I watched this. Albert Brooks gives a great menacing performance as the mob boss along with Ron Perlman playing his brother. Ryan gosling nails the nameless "driver" role and is pitch perfect as a sort of anti-hero for the new age. I really liked everything about this movie.