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

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 9, 2013 1:55 PM
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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 Forgives"), Winding Refn was broke and needed a quick gig. And so, he took the first thing he was offered: in this case, an episode of the long-running UK mysteries "Agatha Christie's Marple."

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

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • July 19, 2013 9:18 AM
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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 hour talk with the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Review: Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Only God Forgives' Starring Ryan Gosling

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • July 17, 2013 6:56 PM
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Only God Forgives
With the weight of expectation behind it, Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Only God Forgives” was never going to be able to deliver the same neon blue jolt of surprise that thrilled audiences who saw “Drive.” And the anticipation for this film has certainly been high for this film, that in early stages at least, looked a little like “Drive 2," reuniting Refn with star Ryan Gosling in a similarly taciturn role, and also with that reflective black and fizzing blue/red aesthetic that’s as heady and addictive as a drug to the director’s fans (among whom we number ourselves, of course). This is probably a good example of “be careful what you wish for," as “Only God Forgives” delivers what we might have thought we wanted but with diminishing returns: Refn’s trademark visual style is indulged to a dizzying degree (to an almost self-parodic extreme in the early stages) but is unmoored, lacking any kind of satisfying or coherent narrative throughline. Where “Drive” looked similarly amazing, it was in addition oddly affecting and poetic in its narrative arc; this film has the twisted, dreamlike, cool vibe in spades, but it makes only a late bid for our real engagement.

Watch: 5 Clips & 3 Featurettes For Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Only God Forgives'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 5, 2013 10:21 AM
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Only God Forgives, Ryan Gosling
We hope that your July 4th was great and that if you are one of the those unlucky enough to have to be back in the office today, that your hangover is manageable. So let's get the day started off right. In case you missed it, yesterday brought a new U.K. trailer for "Only God Forgives." And now, four new clips and three new featurettes have dropped, but you might want to pause on clicking.

Watch: New Trailer For Nicolas Winding Refn's Intense 'Only God Forgives'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 4, 2013 9:49 AM
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Only God Forgives
Happy 4th of July! Just when we thought we could sleep in and maybe not be online all day....well, here we are. Old habits die hard or something. But hey, it's a new trailer for a movie many of you are looking forward to anyway.

Nicolas Winding Refn Talks 'Barbarella' & Reveals How Alejandro Jodorowsky Convinced Him To Leave 'Logan's Run'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • June 24, 2013 12:02 PM
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Few filmmakers have quite the crowded dance card that Nicolas Winding Refn boasts. Speaking to The Playlist on the eve of the North American premiere for “Only God Forgives,” Refn seems deeply pleased by having attached himself to so many projects, each one sounding more exciting than the last (particularly the mooted “Valhalla Rising” continuation). However, Refn’s next project is a detour into television, with the series “Barbarella,” which he describes, in typical Refn fashion, as “the ultimate fetish.”

Exclusive: Nicolas Winding Refn Says He's Making A 'Valhalla Rising' Sequel Set In Tokyo

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • June 21, 2013 10:56 AM
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When we last sat down to talk to Nicolas Winding Refn, he spoke about a project he was developing that would be set in Tokyo. He mentioned a fondness for the Yakuza, suggesting that this film would find him re-visiting a crime underworld similar to that in “Only God Forgives” and “Drive.” But no one could have guessed it would be… a sequel to “Valhalla Rising”?

Kill Them All: Watch The New Trailer For Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Only God Forgives' Starring Ryan Gosling

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 14, 2013 4:42 PM
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As we said in our 5 Things You Can Expect From Nicolas Winding Refn's Polarizing, Moody & Brutal 'Only God Forgives' feature, don't believe the hype that the film was booed at Cannes. Yes, response was vocal, but the movie also earned applause and frankly, it's something you need to witness with your own eyes. And a brand new trailer is here to give you another tease of what's to come.

Exclusive: Paul Schrader To Direct 'The Dying Of The Light,' Nicolas Winding Refn May Produce

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 5, 2013 3:30 PM
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It's coming on five years since 2008's "Adam Resurrected," writer/director Paul Schrader's last feature film, but he's returning in a big way. Later this summer, his independently financed and Kickstarter-assisted "The Canyons," starring Lindsay Lohan and porn star James Deen, will see a release by IFC Films as well as make a splash overseas playing out-of-competition at the Venice Film Festival (where he'll also serve as President of the International Jury for the Orizzonti section of the fest). And lucky enough for fans of the director, we won't be waiting another five years for Schrader to mount his next feature.

Nicolas Winding Refn Reportedly Working On An Adaptation Of Alejandro Jodorowsky & Moebius' 'The Incal'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 31, 2013 9:00 AM
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When we caught up with Nicolas Winding Refn at the Cannes Film Festival last week, he remained coy on his future projects. This sexual thriller "I Walk With The Dead" with Carey Mulligan is "looking very good," he's "supposed to read a script" for "Button Man," he's still developing a comedy with Ryan Gosling and working on the TV series "Barbarella." But it seems that's not all Refn is brewing behind-the-scenes. It would appear that Refn is also tackling a project conceived by his pal Alejandro Jodorowsky.

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