Monday, 23 July 2012

Movies That Slipped Under Your Bat-Radar #1

Movies That Slipped Under Your Bat-Radar #1 is...

Drive (2011)

Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, Valhalla Rising). 
Starring Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine, Ides Of March) and Carey Mulligan (Pride & Prejudice, Public Enemies).
Also stars; Albert Brooks, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman.

Contains; Brutal bloody violence, language, some nudity.

This movie might have slipped under your Bat-Radar because; 
Did the film festival circuit for some time, very limited theatrical release, next to no theatrical advertising, limited DVD advertising.

Brief synopsis;
A mysterious Hollywood stuntman, mechanic and getaway driver lands himself in trouble when he helps out his neighbour.

Why you need to watch this;
It. Is. Phenomenal. I mean, really. This is one of the only films thats come out in the last five years or so to have a truly profound effect on me. It has shot straight to the very top of my 'favourite movies of all time' list and it is firmly planted there forevermore. Its a truly unique film, with impeccable acting, a beautiful soundtrack and perfect direction. The cinematography is nothing short of totally beautiful. It mixes almost Kubrickian elements with perfectly executed 70's/80's elements. I cannot recommend this highly enough.


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