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Review: MY LIFE DIRECTED BY NICOLAS WINDING REFN, Awkward And Thoroughly Intriguing

Note to filmmakers: If you capture the legendary Alejandro Jodorowsky in conversation with another filmmaker and he turns to the camera to ask you a question, be sure to lead with that. Wisely, that's what first-time filmmaker Liv Corfixen does...

Fantastic Fest 2014 Interview: Nicolas Winding Refn And Liv Corfixen On Living MY LIFE DIRECTED BY NICOLAS WINDING REFN

"Violence is like sex -- it's all about the build up." In a scene both hilarious and uneasy, Nicolas Winding Refn states the above (as he references pacing) to Ryan Gosling in the new documentary My Life Directed By Nicolas...

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: MY LIFE DIRECTED BY NICOLAS WINDING REFN Morphs Into A Whole New Thing

Note to filmmakers: If you capture the legendary Alejandro Jodorowsky in conversation with another filmmaker and he turns to the camera to ask you a question, be sure to lead with that. Wisely, that's what first-time filmmaker Liv Corfixen does...

Cineteca Nacional's 55 Muestra: BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR, ONLY GOD FORGIVES, BLUE JASMINE And More!

Mexico City's Cineteca Nacional is home of the annual Muestra Internacional de Cine (International Showing of Cinema), a selection with some of the most important films of the year. The Muestra is arguably the most anticipated film celebration in Mexico's...

Review: ONLY GOD FORGIVES Chooses Style Over Substance To Marvelous Effect

Nicolas Winding Refn may have burst onto the Hollywood scene with his slow burn but relatively straightforward actioner Drive, yet before that film, Refn made a name for himself with considerably more abstract narratives such as Valhalla Rising. Refn returns...

"Ask Not What Art Is, But What It Is Not": Nicolas Winding Refn And Cliff Martinez On ONLY GOD FORGIVES

It's a little past 11 at night and I'm sitting in the bar adjacent to the Slaughter Lane Alamo Drafthouse in South Austin, Texas. Amidst the din of diners and drinkers I'm reading and rereading then rewriting my own scibblly...

Destroyed Faces In The Cinema Of Nicolas Winding Refn

One of the first posters for Only God Forgives shows everybody's darling Ryan Gosling with a face covered in blood. He has a black eye and seems defeated without any expression left. Gosling appears to be the opposite of what...

5 Days Of Refn: At Home On The (Gun) Range In Austin, TX

It's a Wednesday afternoon in late June and I'm walking in downtown Austin, Texas. It being late June, temperatures are blasting to well near a hundred degrees Fahrenheit. But that doesn't matter to me. Like the mirror opposite of Ryan...

Watch Six Clips (Plus Three Featurettes) From Refn's ONLY GOD FORGIVES!

Can't wait for the July 19th release of Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives? Well, here's rather a lot to tide you over. The German distributor has released a whopping six clips from the film - some of which may...

ONLY GOD FORGIVES Wins Official Competition At 60th Sydney Film Festival

Today is the last day of the 60th Sydney Film Festival, and Festival Director Nashen Moodley and Official Competition Jury President Hugo Weaving have just announced Only God Forgives as the winner of this year's Official Competition $60,000 cash prize."After...

Watch The New US Trailer For Refn's ONLY GOD FORGIVES

Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives arrives on US shores in July with the sleepy eyed Ryan Gosling aiming to do bloody vengeance at his mother's command. And an impending release means a brand new trailer.Julian (Gosling), an American fugitive...

ONLY GOD FORGIVES Sparks French Film Ratings Controversy, PAINLESS Director Sheds Light On The Bigger Picture

Alright parents, show of hands. How many of you plan to take your twelve-year-old to see Nicolas Winding Refn's new ultra-violent film Only God Forgives, which includes a lengthy torture scene, as well as lovingly filmed shootings, amputations and beatings...

Enjoy A Charming Family Meal With Clip From Refn's ONLY GOD FORGIVES

Everything you think you know about Kristin Scott Thomas? Yeah, throw that away. Because Nicolas Winding Refn is about to make you see her very, very differently with this clip from Only God Forgives.Julian (Ryan Gosling), a respected figure in...

Cannes 2013 Review: ONLY GOD FORGIVES and the Art of Violence

Nicolas Winding Refn may have burst onto the Hollywood scene with his slow burn but relatively straightforward actioner Drive, but before that film, Refn made a name for himself with considerably more abstract narratives such as Valhalla Rising. Refn...

Cannes 2013 First Impression: ONLY GOD FORGIVES Is A Hyper-Violent Feast For The Senses

Few films are as anticipated around ScreenAnarchy as Nicolas Winding Refn's follow-up to Drive and re-teaming with Ryan Gosling, Only God Forgives. The film has had its premier at Cannes and boy is it going to be divisive. More...

3 New ONLY GOD FORGIVES Clips Give The People What They Want

The people in this case being those who didn't wish Drive was more like The Fast and The Furious. Indeed, here are three new clips from Nicolas Winding Refn's Cannes-selected Only God Forgives. While I don't want to spoil even...

New Trailer For Refn's ONLY GOD FORGIVES Features Fresh Footage, Fresh Violence

Freshly announced in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, a new international trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives has arrived online boasting a decent amount of new footage, an increased focus on the story and a bit more...

ONLY GOD FORGIVES Poster Goes Neon And Mysterious

As we've been tracking Only God Forgives, Nicolas Winding Refn's upcoming thriller starring Ryan Gosling, we've noted an excess of brutality, blood, and Bangkok, where the film is set. A new poster, however, shifts things in another direction, reminding me...

Ryan Gosling Is Looking For A Fight In Red Band ONLY GOD FORGIVES Trailer

Ryan Gosling reunites with Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn for the upcoming Only God Forgives and to say that anticipation has been running high since the project was announced is a bit of an understatement. And now it's time for...

Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas And A Big Ol' Blade In New ONLY GOD FORGIVES Shots

God may forgive but Vithaya Pansringarm has a really big knife. That's the general lesson learned from the new trio of images to arrive from Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives.Ten years ago in Bangkok Julian killed a cop and...