Posts Tagged ‘Bronson’
Director: John Hillcoat
Length: 1h 56m
Synopsis: [Based on a true story] During the Prohibition era of American history, the Bondurant brothers (Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, and Jason Clarke) cook and distributed bootleg alcohol around the state of Virginia. Amidst their success they attracted the ire of federal law, and found themselves working and fighting against ruthless agent Charlie Rakes (Guy Pearce). This fight led them down many roads, among them new avenues of success as well as dark alleys of vengeance. Through it all, they struggled to remain unified as a family.
Although it might be a bit untimely to talk at length about Drive nearly three full weeks after it opened on Sept. 16th, we at Movie-Thoughts thought it to be an even worse idea to not talk about it at all. Our Marisa Carpico did of course write a glowing review of the film, directed by Nicolas Refn (Bronson) and starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan, and it appears her sentiments match that of the critical majority (RottenTomatoes rating is 93%), and because of these reasons we thought it was downright necessary to devote more time toward inspecting this refreshingly stylized action thriller. We tried to elaborate more on some of the angles explored in Marisa’s review, and took the opportunity to also bring up topics we felt hadn’t been addressed as often or thoroughly by other critics. We hope you find our discussion intriguing, and we of course encourage you to throw your two cents in at the comments section below. For those of you who have been debating internally about going to see Drive we hope our musings give you the extra incentive you need to give it a go and experience it for yourself. And for those of you who simply don’t wish to see it… well, you’re missing out.