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With the release of The Dark Knight Rises and the completion of the Dark Knight Trilogy it had me thinking of where it falls when compared to other classic trilogies. Trilogies used to be reserved for a select few, but now everything has a trilogy. I mean Step Up had a trilogy…until they made another movie and now it’s a quadrilogy. To be fair there is a lot of plot in that series so four movies were absolutely necessary. In fact I’m quite surprised Step Up Revolutions wasn’t split up into two parts. That’s not to say that there aren’t any great ones out there, because there are quite a few and I hope to point out some of those today. I created a list of what I think are the best trilogies ever made. I considered a few things when making this list. »
- Dan Clark
Mads Mikkelsen, as handsome as you like, lowers himself into a seat, rolls a cigarette and stares handsomely out over the sea. Did I mention he was handsome? Not only is he wearing the kind of shiny suit that only the handsomest among us can get away with, he's also sporting a radioactive tan that sets off his handsomely glittering eyes. The tan, he says, is because he's just come back from shooting a western in South Africa, not, I'm relieved to discover, the latest manifestation of the World Conspiracy of Handsomeness.
Oh well. It's safe to say that the way Mikkelsen, 48, looks has not hurt him in his quest to become a well-known and successful actor. »
- Andrew Pulver
Okay, kids, strap yourselves in because things are about to get a little bit crazy!The Twitch presented retrospective With Blood On His Hands: The Films Of Nicolas Winding Refn at the Tiff Bell Lightbox is now well and truly under way with both Pusher and Bleeder screening yesterday and the bulk of the remaining filmography screening either tonight or over the weekend. And, as always, we've got two pairs of tickets for every screening to give away and we've got to get our winners to the Tiff box office folk before business closes up at the end of the day. Which means over the course of today we have to give away two pairs of tickets for each of Fear X, Pusher II: With Blood...
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Feature James Clayton
Ryan Gosling doesn't need an excuse for violence. He does violence very well and always looks handsome when he's doing it. Nevertheless, in Only God Forgives - the new film by Nicolas Winding Refn - Kristen Scott Thomas is his mother and she has arrived in Bangkok to give Gosling a reason to commit hyper-stylised acts of brutality.
Upset by the death of her eldest, Mother instructs her other son (Gosling's Julian) to get revenge. You should always listen to your mother and, really, any justification for more gratuitous Gosling ultraviolence should be eagerly pounced upon and pushed to the maximum. It's only right that Only God Forgives follows through as a pummelling neon-lit nightmare of bloody physicality fronted by a taciturn blonde pin-up.
"So," asks Nicolas Winding Refn, as we sit down for lunch in a swish new place in King's Cross, London, "what was the first reaction you had to my film? What was the first thought that went through your mind?"
Not only is this a reversal of the traditional interview roles, it's also a tricky question. The film under review is Only God Forgives, the follow-up to Refn's critically acclaimed and commercially successful Drive. Imagine a Quentin Tarantino homage to oriental slasher movies but directed by David Lynch at his most elliptical and unsettling, and you might get some idea of the strangeness of Only God Forgives. It features Ryan Gosling as a boxing promoter and drug dealer with impotence issues, Kristin Scott Thomas as his blond, »
- Andrew Anthony
5 items from 2013
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