Valhalla Rising

Valhalla Rising looks good. The cinematography and use of colors are beautiful. But that’s about all it has going for it. I suppose there’s a bunch of symbolism and hidden meaning to be found somewhere, but the sheer dullness of this film buries any higher message it might hold. The only thing that intrigued me was the thought…

Bronson

I hardly even know what to say about this film. I love Tom Hardy, he is a phenomenal actor and his performance in Bronson is insane and electric and incredible. I also love Refn’s style. I love the hyper-stylized, surreal cinematography and the pulsating 80’s synth soundtrack. Something about the combination of the two really taps into…

The Neon Demon

Beauty isn’t everything. It’s the only thing. The Neon Demon is a seriously disturbing film. It offers a bleak look at the fashion industry of Los Angeles, and the horrible things that people will do for success. The first thing I noticed was Refn’s unique style, which would have been incredible in and of itself. However,…

Drive

I love everything about this film. I’ll just say that right away so that, if you don’t agree, you don’t waste your time reading any further. The soundtrack. Oh my God, the soundtrack. It compliments the setting and atmosphere of the movie so perfectly. The beautiful scenes of Los Angeles at night set against pulsating…