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Drive: Art Film with Crime, or Arty Crime Film?

Ryan-Gosling-Drive

Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive is a strange beast. The ads make it look like an action/crime thriller, but it’s more a suspenseful noir-ish art film with occasional ultra-violent outbursts. Between Refn’s direction and Ryan Gosling’s performance in the lead, it is one of the oddest good films of the year.

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Quietly Beautiful, Never Let Me Go Explores Love, Life and the Soul!

Never Let Me Go

Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go, based on the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, is a measured, beautifully shot science fiction tale that neither looks or feels like science fiction. It is a melancholy reflection on what makes us human – explored through the lives of three special children who have attended a classic British boarding school. If Merchant Ivory had made a science fiction film, this is what it would have looked like.

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