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Posts tagged ‘Carey Mulligan’

Drive (2011)

Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn

2 stars

By day, the Driver (Ryan Gosling), whose name we do not learn, works as an auto repairman, and as a stunt driver for the movies, and dabbles in low-end auto-racing.  You’d think three jobs would keep a guy busy enough, but in his spare time the Driver also works as a getaway specialist (“I give you a five minute window” is his proposition to the armed robbers he transports to and from their gigs).  He is a super-cool supplier of driving services, largely expressionless and almost mute. Read more

Shame (2011)

Directed by: Steve McQueen

5 stars

Handsome executive Brandon (Michael Fassbender, looking more than ever like a young Christopher Plummer) can attract beautiful women with ease, but does not enter into relationships, preferring one-nights, hookers and porn.  He avoids contact with his only relative, fragile sister Sissy (Carey Mulligan), and is increasingly distracted at work. Read more