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

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 17, 2014 3:28 PM
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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.

Marrakech Interview: Nicolas Winding Refn On Disliking Vikings, Realism & What He Learned From 'Fear X'

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • December 9, 2013 2:12 PM
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It’s telling, and maybe also a little paradoxical, that of the huge array of Nordic talent assembled onstage at the Scandinavian tribute last week at the Marrakech Film Festival, the honor itself was accepted (on the delegation’s behalf) by Nicolas Winding Refn. Telling, because it shows just how sky-high the director’s profile is, despite, or maybe because of, the mixed reaction to this year’s “Only God Forgives,” the follow-up to his Cannes-busting “Drive.” A little paradoxical, because it really feels that Refn can be less and less associated with the region of his birth these days: his last truly Danish film was 2005’s “Pusher 3” and his ongoing association with Ryan Gosling, along with his interest in non-European settings and cultures, makes him feel more international-with-maybe-an-independent-American-edge than anything else.

Carey Mulligan Talks Ferocity Of Her ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ Character, Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘I Walk With The Dead’ & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • December 3, 2013 12:05 PM
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Inside Llewyn Davis
Once the quietly bold, somewhat naïve teenage characters of “An Education” and “Never Let Me Go,” actress Carey Mulligan has swiftly altered course in the past few years and tapped into an inner rage—first as Michael Fassbender’s unsettled sister in Steve McQueen’s “Shame,” and now as the perpetually furious folk singer Jean in the Coen Brothers’ newest film, “Inside Llewyn Davis” (our review here). Her character has good reason (mild spoilers): facing the struggles of starting a music career in 1960s New York alongside a volatile affair with Llewyn (played by Oscar Isaac), Mulligan’s character is a cathartic, energetic flood of anger over Llewyn’s aimless nature, and a unique touch to the brilliant film that falls in line among the directors’ best.

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

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • September 24, 2013 9:42 AM
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“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 million its first day, thank you very much—a fan video placing Refn’s film in the context of the blockbuster video game franchise has arrived online along with details about an easter egg that fans of the film should enjoy.

Ryan Gosling Explains How Christina Hendricks' Death In 'Drive' Inspired 'How To Catch A Monster' Plus New 'Pines' Poster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2013 2:30 PM
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This spring, Ryan Gosling will be doing the unthinkable -- putting his pretty face behind the camera, instead of in front of it. The actor is dipping his toes into the always tricky waters of a directorial debut with "How To A Catch A Monster," a project he also wrote. Thus far, the plot details have been somewhat vague, involving a mother and son, an underwater city and a fetish club among other things. He's corralled a pretty solid cast with Saoirse Ronan, Ben Mendelsohn, "Doctor Who" star Matt Smith, Eva Mendes and Christina Hendricks all on board, and it's the latter actress who proved pivotal to Gosling in his inspiration for the movie.

Check Out Mondo's Artwork For Their Vinyl Reissue Of The 'Drive' Soundtrack

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 4, 2013 12:55 PM
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Have a feeling of deja vu? You might remember that last summer Portishead member Geoff Barrow's Invada Records dropped a vinyl reissue of the soundtrack to Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive," complete with some hot pink and picture disc LPs. But for those of you who didn't want to shell out import prices, there's some good news as the neon slicked music is now coming on everyone's favorite wax format courtesy of Mondo.

Nicolas Winding Refn Says There Will Be No 'Drive' Sequel, But Driver Might Spinoff Into Another Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 9, 2012 9:41 AM
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What's the difference between a sequel and spinoff? Sometimes it's just semantics. And while some may be clamoring for Ryan Gosling to put on the scorpion jacket and bust out a toothpick once again to play the enigmatic Driver, Nicolas Winding Refn has closed the door on a sequel...but not on the character reappearing on the big screen. Huh? We'll let him explain.

James Sallis' 'Drive' Sequel 'Driven' Being Developed Into A Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 1, 2012 8:23 PM
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It was just about this time last year when the buzz around Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive" was beginning to build and make a serious noise. The picture had just premiered at the Cannes Film Festival to rapturous reviews, going on to to earn Refn Best Director honors. And the film managed a modest, but no less impressive $76 million worldwide at the box office when it opened along with instant cult status. Ryan Gosling solidified himself as a leading man, and Refn as an auteur of the highest order. And it seems our adventures with Driver may not be over...
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First Look At The Pink Vinyl & Picture Disc LP Options For The 'Drive' Soundtrack Reissue

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 2, 2012 11:24 AM
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If you thought owning Driver's badass jacket was the ultimate way to show your fandom for Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive," some upcoming slabs of wax will have you reaching for your wallet once more.

'Drive' Soundtrack Getting Vinyl Reissue Courtesy Of Portishead's Geoff Barrow

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 2, 2012 5:00 PM
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With the awards season over, the Oscars handed out and more importantly, the film now on BluRay and DVD, you would think that would be the last we're likely to hear about one of 2011's best films, Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive." But alas, there is still more to come.
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