Drive ★★★★

A beautifully shot movie that oozes style and class. The decision to tell the story predominantly through facial expression, art direction and cinematography was a bold move providing a very satisfying film-noiresque experience with a great complementary soundtrack to boot. My only gripe comes in the shape of Ryan Gosling. Whilst the scenes with Carey Mulligan were perfect for Gosling, his boy next door looks negate the scenes where he is beating the crap out of gangsters or telling people that he will hurt them. It makes me cringe just thinking about it. Gosling would’ve been more convincing had he wore that creepy ass mask during said scenes, no-one would’ve f**ked with him then. Despite this you can’t ignore the stunning aesthetics of Drive (2011) and it’s this particular facet that will stick with me.

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