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Trailers from Hell: Nicolas Winding Refn's Arthouse Action Noir 'Drive'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood January 31, 2014 at 3:05PM

Josh Olson on Noir! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Olson opting to introduce a contemporary noir, Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive."
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Carey Mulligan and Ryan Gosling in 'Drive'
Carey Mulligan and Ryan Gosling in 'Drive'

Josh Olson on Noir! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Olson opting to introduce a contemporary noir, Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive."

Danish director Winding Refn received the Cannes Film Festival’s Best Director award for his 2011 film about a stuntman who picks up extra cash as a getaway driver. An art-house action movie in the tradition of WAGES OF FEAR and ROAD WARRIOR, the film stars Ryan Gosling as the existential stunt man along with a remarkable supporting cast including Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Ron Perlman and Albert Brooks, who won several critic’s awards including the National Society of Film Critics for Best Supporting Actor.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.