Oh, do we have something for you. Having broken through with the ultra-cool neo(n)-noir DRIVE, the very singular director Nicolas Winding Refn could’ve easily gone a more crowd-pleasing path with his follow-up and ninth feature film ONLY GOD FORGIVES. Carrying over one of DRIVE’s most appealing aspects, Ryan Gosling, he instead crafted a sort of nightmare world, where the bad behavior of bad people is no longer a slow motion seductive, but garish, surreal and unsettling. The ensuing dialogue-light, transgressive journey of harsh vengeance—guided by a leading man who’s largely ineffectual and an incredible performance by Kristin Scott Thomas as his silver tongued, horrifying, warped mother—is one pushy, weird delight. And FANGORIA is happy to reveal that we have a prize pack including the film on Blu-ray, one copy of the great Cliff Martinez soundtrack, one shirt and copies of the character posters for a lucky reader.
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