I will be covering every one of Director Nicholas Winding-Refn’s films, he can split an audience, but I’ve loved every movie, including ‘Only God Forgives’ (2013) which got booed at Cannes! Two brothers own a boxing club in Thailand, which is also a front for drug dealing, Billy and his younger brother Julian ( Ryan Gosling), Billy is a fucking scumbag who rapes and violently murders an underage prostitute. He is caught by the local police badass who allows the sex workers father to take his loss out on Billy, so he bashes that fuckers head in! The boys mum arrives, (Kristin Thomas) and she is a ruthless mofo, pissed that she lost her favorite boy and sets out to avenge her dead son. This film is arguably style over substance, every frame is drenched in primary colors, mostly red, Gosling is nearly silent, and the movie is really slow. But it’s gorgeous to look at, the amazing Cliff Martinez delivers another outstanding electronic ambient score and there is some very nasty gore!!😳🤮 There is also some Karaoke, stunning Thai women and Thomas delivering some of the most foul mouthed dialog, it’s fucking nuts!! The cop uses a brutal machete to lop off limbs, open necks and bodies 😳😳😳 it’s wild stuff! I can see why some don’t like the film, it’s slow and weird just for the sake of it, but I love this movie!! Gosling is great as always, despite saying very little, the whole movie is chill apart from the ultraviolence, and that is extreme!😳😈 on Amazon prime, I got the Blu-ray of this one, it’s so dreamy!! #yousuckatwatchingmovies#moviereview#onlygodforgives
When I first saw this movie I thought it was really disappointing especially after watching Drive,but the more I watch Only God Forgives I really appreciate everything this movie has to offer but my standouts for the movie is the soundtrack by Cliff Martinez & the incredible cinematography by Larry Smith, Only God Forgives is definitely not for everyone but it is still a must watch.
🎞Film: #OnlyGodForgives (2013) . . 🎥Director: #NicolasWindinRefn . . . . . . . . . . 🎹Composer: #CliffMartinez . . . . . . . . . . 🎼Track: #WannaFight
“If there is one small titbit of innovation and originality in the film, it is Cliff Martinez's ambient, mesmerizing, gorgeous score. One of the year's best, it belongs in a much more accomplished work.” - Roger Ebert #60MinTillMidnight 🕛