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Scene Of The Crime: Drive

Love In An Elevator, Livin’ It Up When I’m Goin’ Down Driver (Ryan Gosling), the stoic, monotone, toothpick chewing doomed hero of Nicolas Winding Refn’s cool, eighties-riffing neo-noir Drive, is an enigma. A blank slate from an unexamined troubled past,  a James Dean / Richard Gere a-like driver for the movies, who seeks to be “a real […]

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The Great Unmade? Gary Whitta’s “Replicant”, Starring Ryan Gosling

With the news that Ryan Gosling is to co-star in the upcoming Blade Runner sequel, Gary Whitta, screenwriter of The Book Of Eli, After Earth, and the first draft screenwriter on the first of the new stand-alone Star Wars films, tweeted his own pitch from 2012 for a “Gosling-powered Blade Runner sequel.” And he kindly […]

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Scene Is Believing: Manhunter

  In 1986, Michael Mann’s Manhunter elevated schlock-horror to a thoughtful, stylised, forensically psychological level. Brett Ratner later needlessly remade the source material, Thomas Harris’ Red Dragon, after the success of The Silence Of The Lambs and Hannibal. It seemed an attempt to cement Anthony Hopkins take on Hannibal Lecter as canon, and expunge Brian […]

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