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Bronson (2008)

Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn

3 stars

Refn’s movie tells the story of Charles Bronson, the name assumed by one Michael Peterson, who has (at the time of writing) been held in prison almost continually since 1974.  But this is no political prisoner or serial killer.  The movie describes him, however, as Britain’s most dangerous prisoner and on the basis of the evidence shown to us it’s easy to believe the claim. Read more

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