Drive ★★★★★

somehow forgot that this is the best movie; simultaneously romantic, psychotic and fetishistic merging of eurotrash mood piece and ultraviolent 80s crime sleaze. obviously many of the basic ideas here are lifted from hill and mann but what i'm more taken with is how it ingests nastier genre fare of the decade like To Live and Die in LA and Scarface and manages to spit them back out like Le Samouraï. when was the last time a genuine weirdo was given full control to just stylishly reinvent a hollywood genre movie like refn does here? verhoeven? de palma? maybe boorman with Point Blank? i guess what im trying to say is that 2021 we bringing film bro culture back.

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