Sunday Matinee: Only God Forgives

Only God ForgivesNicolas Winding Refn’s latest movie Only God Forgives will be out July 19, 2013. The latest trailer has hit the webs and it looks promising.

Nicolas Winding Refn reteams with his Drive star Ryan Gosling in this story about a man who is forced by his mother to find his brother’s killer in Thailand. I’ve discussed Winding Refn’s films in past Sunday Matinee columns. Pusher and Bronson along with his last film Drive. He has a style and pace all his own and his films are fantastic.

Only God Forgives is competing for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. It looks like it has some stiff competition from the latest of fellow filmmakers Ozon, Polanski, the Coen Brothers, Miike, Soderbergh and Jarmusch just to name a few. Still I’m looking forward to the film.

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Author: Shane Hnetka

Shane Hnetka spends most of his life watching movies and reading comic books, using his vast knowledge of genre culture for evil instead of good.