Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

The Playlist

Watch: 10-Minute Mashup Of Nicolas Winding Refn & Ryan Gosling's 'Drive' & 'Only God Forgives'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • July 17, 2014 3:28 PM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
Drive Only God Forgives
One of the more interesting bromances in recent memory belongs to director Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling. The pair couldn't stop falling over themselves praising each other through the press runs of the widely acclaimed "Drive" and the divisive "Only God Forgives," and now a new mashup pays tribute to the creative work the pair delivered.

Nicolas Winding Refn Reportedly Drops Out Of Directing Horror ‘The Bringing’

  • By Edward Davis
  • |
  • June 13, 2014 3:32 PM
  • |
  • 6 Comments
Nicolas Winding Refn
Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn hasn’t gone remotely mainstream yet, though there have been overtures and he’s certainly flirted with Hollywood. “Drive” may have starred Ryan Gosling, but it was either loved or hated by audiences and did poorly at the box-office (it’s a terrific movie that puzzled mainstream theatergoers). He followed that up with an even more enigmatic and arty film, “Only God Forgives,” and it’s possibly the strangest movie Ryan Gosling will ever star in.

Nicolas Winding Refn Announces 'I Walk With The Dead' As His Next Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • June 6, 2014 8:49 AM
  • |
  • 8 Comments
When we last spoke to Nicolas Winding Refn last year at Cannes, following the premiere of his divisive "Only God Forgives," trying to get any information out of him about his brewing horror film "I Walk With The Dead" was a challenge. And when it was reported last fall that the project was bringing on a screenwriter, we figured it was probably a bit of a way off. But now over seven months later, Refn has announced the picture will be his next, and we couldn't be more excited.

Watch: Nicolas Winding Refn Introduces Restored 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' At Cannes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • June 3, 2014 10:21 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Nicolas Winding Refn Texas Chainsaw Massacre
We might already be in June, with the red carpets at Cannes rolled up, and put into storage for next year, but it seems there are a few odds and ends to tie up from the festival. Indeed, even with three people on the ground, we couldn't cover everything and one event we missed has now partially made its way online.

Nicolas Winding Refn Says Ryan Gosling’s ‘Lost River’ a “Beautiful” Film That “Will Grow On People”

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
  • |
  • May 29, 2014 11:16 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Ryan Gosling’s first foray into directing, “Lost River," may not land on critics’ lists of awards contenders coming out of Cannes, where the film premiered, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have its merits or a potential audience in waiting. Described as a hallucinogenic blend of Gosling’s influences and recent collaborators, the film has already amassed a set of defenders on its journey to a general release, and it only makes sense that one of them is none other than Nicolas Winding Refn.

Paul Thomas Anderson & Nicolas Winding Refn Join Forces To Save Fragile 35mm Film Prints

  • By Edward Davis
  • |
  • April 28, 2014 2:05 PM
  • |
  • 19 Comments
Paul Thomas Anderson & Nicolas Winding Refn
Is it the format that is important or the content? Vinyl clearly sounds better than cassette, CD or mp3, and the medium has clearly been in a renaissance period for several years, but ultimately, in the digital age, it is practical? The same debate can be fought over 35mm film and digital prints. Kodak and processing labs are going away and sticking with 35mm seems like a losing fight—especially when 90% of theaters across the country are converting to digital for myriad reasons, the least of which is ultimately it’s cost effective and space or storage problems are less of an issue.

Sofia Coppola, Nicolas Winding Refn, Gael García Bernal, Willem Dafoe & More Serving On Cannes Film Festival Jury

Now that we know the lineup, it's time to find out the people who will determine this year's Palme d'Or winner at the Cannes Film Festival. In January, we learned that Jane Campion would serving as the jury president, and today the impressive lineup of jurors has been revealed. Read More »

Watch: Intense, Bloody VFX Reel For Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Only God Forgives'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • April 23, 2014 4:42 PM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
Only God Forgives Ryan Gosling
Easily one of the most divisive films of last year, Nicolas Winding Refn's decadently minimal "Only God Forgives" didn't hold back when it came to gore. Though it moved at its own deliberate pace and gave Ryan Gosling as little to say as possible, when violence arrived, it was unflinching.

Tom Hardy Downplays Rumored Beef With Charlize Theron During The Shooting Of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

  • By Edward Davis
  • |
  • April 23, 2014 12:21 PM
  • |
  • 6 Comments
Mad Max: Fury Road
Shooting on George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” began in the summer of 2012 and the film isn’t coming out until summer 2015. That’s, ahem, a long frickin’ road to a movie (as well as one that opens only two weeks after “Avengers: Age of Ultron”). By all accounts it is an expensive and highly ambitious picture, utilizing a lot of practical effects, cars and stunts and little CGI.

Watch: Nicolas Winding Refn Talks 'Jodorowsky's Dune' In Clip From Documentary Plus New Poster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • February 5, 2014 4:40 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Jodorowsky's Dune
So, just how much fun is "Jodorowsky's Dune"? When I saw it last year at Cannes, it screened without English subtitles during certain portions of the multilingual film, but I was still able to put together 5 Things You'll Learn from the movie. And when our own Jessica Kiang caught up with it at the recent Goteborg Film Festival, she was just as taken as I was, declaring Frank Pavitch's documentary an "unalloyed pleasure... about the value and power of creative passion."

Email Updates

Recent Comments