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    Nicolas Winding Refn Talks 'Only God Forgives,' Tokyo's Qualities For 'The Avenging Silence' & More

    "Make the movie you want to make, and go with God. There's nothing else you can really do," Nicolas Winding Refn told us over the phone last week, as he closes out his year with one last run at U.S. press for "Only God Forgives" as it heads to home video. There's little doubt he stuck with that rule...

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    Listen: The Soundtrack To Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Valhalla Rising'; Plus Win Copies Of The Vinyl LP

    Nicolas Winding Refn's haunting, mostly silent and meditative Viking movie “Valhalla Rising” came out all the way back in 2009. In our review way back when, we described it as akin to “Terrence Malick making a horror movie,” and that’s kinda not far off the mark (maybe Kubrick making a twisted natur...

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    Watch: Short Film Mashes Up Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Drive' & 'Grand Theft Auto V'

    “Only God Forgives” may have had a divisive reception, but it doesn’t lessen the impact that 2011’s “Drive” —Nicolas Winding Refn’s first collaboration with Ryan Gosling—continues to have on the pop culture landscape even today. With last week’s release of “Grand Theft Auto V”—which banked $800 mill...

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    Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Valhalla Rising' Finally Getting An Official Soundtrack Release

    While "Bronson," "Drive" and "Only God Forgives" solidified Nicolas Winding Refn as a director known for his powerful filmmaking and the carefully curated scores and songs he assembles for his films, one movie seemed to be left behind: "Vahalla Rising." The moody, near wordless flick may not be as p...

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    Watch: 'Spectacular Now' Stars Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller Appear in the Latest Alamo Drafthouse 'Don't Talk' PSA

    The Alamo Drafthouse has come up with a clever way of dealing with the very pressing and contemporary problem of people using their phones during a movie, employing a plethora of actors to get the message out via playful public service announcements.

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    Watch: An Episode Of 'Agatha Christie's Marple' Directed By Nicolas Winding Refn

    Nicolas Winding Refn has a bit of a secret lurking on his directorial CV. After the disaster of his "Fear X," and wrapping up his "Pusher" trilogy, but before he came back into critical favor thanks to "Bronson" and "Valhalla Rising" (and long before his stylish crime duo of "Drive" and "Only God Fo...

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    Watch: 1-Hour Talk With Nicolas Winding Refn About 'Only God Forgives,' His Advice For Filmmakers, Power Of Silence & More

    Nicolas Winding Refn’s long awaited “Only God Forgives”— his follow-up to 2011s “Drive”— hits theaters and VOD starting today (you can read our review here). He’s been hitting the press circuit drumming up attention for the Ryan Gosling-starring film and, as always, Refn delivers the goods in a one ...

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    Only God Forgives

    Some people value style over content; I prefer a melding of the two, which is why I found Nicolas Winding Refn’s "Drive" so irritating and pretentious.

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