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Only God Forgives (2013)

The past year has been a good one for arthouse fare invading the multiplexes, cunningly wrapped up in packaging that made it more appealing to viewers of mainstream cinema. Okay, it may have been only two movies that managed such a cheeky…

Only God Forgives (2013)

But no one can forgive this movie I'm not the first to say this, because many have already seen and reviewed it. The wallpaper is more interesting than the plot in this numbingly violent, and simply numb and dumb, style-over-substance…

Drive (2011)

Drive came out months ago, so the world needs another review as badly as Meryl Streep needs another Oscar. And there’s not a lot to say about it: it’s been consecrated as one of the finest movies of 2011 in many Top Ten lists, and I’ll just…

Drive (2011)

At the wheel  Drive, directed by Nicola Winding Refn, which showed at many festivals before opening including Cannes and Toronto, is a violent LA thriller that's too nasty to recommend to the faint of heart. An eye gouged out. An arm slit…

Drive (2011)

Remember the opening of the first Transporter movie, in which a well-suited Jason Statham drives a car, picks up some bank robbers, a car chase occurs that finishes with his car landing on the top of a car holder? I didn't, because I am…

Drive (2011)

Drive is an action thriller from acclaimed director Nicolas Winding Refn that blends the vibe of some 80s Michael Mann movie with the brutality of a Jim Thompson novel and then squeezes the mixture into a muscle car and begins accelerating…

Empire Big Screen

Empire Magazine’s ambitious efforts to create a glossy and endearingly unique film festival arrived last weekend under the guise of Empire Big Screen. Billed as a live movie event that promised to bring Hollywood to London, hordes of eager…