Incredible. Nothing is missed because time is spent (or not) to be wasted; pacing is only as primary as the perpetual actionstatements are (gunshots as necessary as basic muscle movements but not nearly as often (as is as is as (is))). "We'll take care of your funeral" as a body is not allowed to be revealed and then eventually is. Nothing but everything (? (without question)). On the edge + on-n-off the wall.
Refn's film about cinema, tirelessly reiterating that the most important thing ("the only thing") is that which is seen and is immediately striking, interpretation a necessary result but one that only develops once one has been brought into and personally occupies the vacuum that is its allure. In one of the rare films where shot-countershot (and indeed any such uninventive or solely reiterative repetition of shots) does anything but take away from it Refn uses the technique to reveal whose…