Nicolas Winding Refn

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“Only God Forgives” teaser reunites Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn

As Gosling says, “Time to meet the devil.”

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What to watch tonight: “Valhalla Rising”

If your name is One Eye your career options are pretty much limited to MMA fighter, warrior, or rapper. In Nicolas Winding Refn’s mystical adventure film “Valhalla Rising” One Eye (played by James Bond baddie Mads Mikkelsen) decides to follow the warrior route because there weren’t too many options for mute giants in 1000 AD. […]

Woman sues “Drive” for not being “Fast and Furious” (photo)

Woman sues “Drive” for not being “Fast and Furious”

We’ve all gone to see movies based on trailers that turned out to be not entirely true. If you went to see “The Road” after checking out its trailer, for example, you were probably wondering where the hell Charlize Theron went. In the trailer, she looks like one of the main characters. In the movie […]

Ryan Gosling weighing early retirement from acting (photo)

Ryan Gosling weighing early retirement from acting

He may be tearing up the screen in “Drive,” easily one of the coolest action movies of the year. And he may be about to dive into the Oscar race with the buzzy prestige picture “The Ides of March,” directed and co-starring George Clooney. But even as his already impressive career is hitting another high […]

“Drive,” reviewed (photo)

“Drive,” reviewed

You can compare “Drive” to a lot of other movies. In my interview with its director, Nicolas Winding Refn, he referenced Grimms’ fairy tales. I’ve read star Ryan Gosling refer to it as a violent John Hughes movie. Others have liken it to the poetic yet masculine works of Walter Hill and Michael Mann. All […]

Our five favorite movie wheelmen (photo)

Our five favorite movie wheelmen

I don’t know how much real world demand there is for wheelmen, but it’s a burgeoning field in the movies. It seems like there’s someone always in the movies who needs a dangerous package transported or a steady-nerved getaway driver for a heist. That’s certainly true this week, thanks to a movie featuring a new, […]

Nicolas Winding Refn on “Drive,” Ryan Gosling’s jacket, and his “Logan’s Run” remake (photo)

Nicolas Winding Refn on “Drive,” Ryan Gosling’s jacket, and his “Logan’s Run” remake

I’ve interviewed a lot of directors. Nicolas Winding Refn is the first I’ve ever spoken to who actively solicited negative feedback about his movie. As we were wrapping up our conversation about his new film “Drive,” he pressed me to tell him something I didn’t like about it. You’ll see what I said, along with […]

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Christina Hendricks on the Wonder Woman casting talk: “I’d do it in a heartbeat”

“Drive” director Nicolas Winding Refn has made it clear on several occasions that he’d love to cast “Mad Men” actress Christina Hendricks as the lead in a “Wonder Woman” movie. And though Warner Bros. has yet to give him (or Hendricks) the all-important call, that hasn’t stopped both filmmaker and actress from reiterating their fondness […]

New banners for Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive” (photo)

New banners for Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive”

Outside of humongous franchises, 2011 has been a somewhat lackluster year for movies in our estimation, so we’re even more excited for “Drive” than we would have been otherwise. We’ve been hearing critics rave about Nicolas Winding Refn’s Ryan Gosling-starring action flick for months, but now, with the September 16 release date drawing ever closer, […]

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Nicolas Winding Refn says “Wonder Woman” will happen if “Logan’s Run” remake does well

Now that David E. Kelley’s recent attempt at reviving Wonder Woman on television seems to have crashed and burned, what about on the big screen? According to “Drive” director Nicolas Winding Refn, it’s a possibility — but only if his upcoming remake of “Logan’s Run” becomes a box-office superhero first. During last weekend’s Empire Big […]