When director Nicolas Winding Refn screened his film Drive at Cannes this year he blew everyone away, and left town with the Best Director award. And after seeing it for myself this weekend I understand exactly why. The film is a no-holds-barred look at the explosive combination of star-crossed love and a good man’s fall into dark circumstances. It’s crystal clear that this film was made with both love and the precision of a surgeon — every single second is captivating and I was glued to the screen from the very first scene (one of the best opening scenes I’ve seen in years by the way). But apart from Refn’s masterful direction, and my future husband Ryan Gosling’s cool-as-steel performance (another of the film’s most talked about ingredients at Cannes), the real scene stealer of Drive is the phenomenal soundtrack. Along with the brilliant original compositions of Cliff Martinez, the movie is also interwoven with some exceptional existing tracks such as The Chromatics’ “Tick Of The Clock”, “Under Your Spell” by Desire, and “Nightcall” by Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx. Drive is playing in theaters now and I’m not even giving you a choice in the matter this time — you must see this movie (you will thank me later). You can pick up your own copy of the film’s soundtrack on iTunes.
“Drive” Is One Of The Best Movies Of The Year (And The Music Is Pretty Damn Amazing Too)
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