This movie is looking super cool! Anyone out there see it on bootleg yet?
Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn has made a respectable name for himself over the last 15 years. With the great Pusher trilogy under his belt, and recent cult-hits Bronson and Valhalla Rising making waves in the industry, his latest and most accessible film Drive might be the one that finally gets him the mainstream recognition he deserves. Drive signals the return of films in the vein of Steve McQueen's bad-ass car pictures. It's a film that has its finger on the pulse of what's current and in style, and one that has solidified its place as the coolest film of the year.
Ryan Gosling stars as Driver, a Hollywood stunt performer and mechanic who also moonlights as a getaway wheelman for criminals after their heists. He is a man of strict professionalism; he will give his client exactly five minutes of his time. What they wish to do in the moments leading up to those five minutes, or after them, is none of his concern. While one character tells him that he "looks like someone that might be difficult to work with," he gets away with it because his skill speaks for itself.