Drive: Neo-Noir, Synthpop, Tone Poetry
(Check out my previous Refn essay on Valhalla Rising if you haven't already.) 2011's Drive was Nicolas Winding Refn's first true Hollywood Feature. The screenwriting and much of the casting was done before he joined onto the project, and this itself was only achieved because the film's star Ryan Gosling (Driver) would only join the...
Drive: The best film of the 2000s
I create from an urge to heighten the films and shows that I love. It is the job of the critic not only to tear down and eventually to write out from history boring blockbuster spectacles, but to heighten and canonize the works that deserve that helm. The critic creates designations that make older works approachable and desirable in the approach in the first place. Drive already is these things, but here's some more critical praise.