Sunday, 16 March 2014

Only God Forgives (2013)

A stunningly shot film about revenge and redemption. The use of colour reminded me a lot of Argento's Suspiria. In fact with its minimal plot, beautiful set pieces and static camera work it owes a great deal to Argento. Also the film is dedicated to Jodorowsky and and shows in its shot composition. Winding Refn says screw you to fast cuts, explosive action and inane dialogue and instead gives us an almost serene art-house thriller that's beautifully paced, well acted and only contains dialogue that adds something to the film rather than the constant white-noise we usually get. Loved it!

Original letterboxd review

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