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on: May 23, 2018, 04:22:24 AM

Explores the criminal underbelly of Los Angeles by following characters' existential journeys from being killers to becoming samurais in the City of Angels.

Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
Written by Refn and Ed Brubaker
Release Date - 2019 on Amazon


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Reply #1 on: April 03, 2019, 06:02:39 PM
June 14th


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Reply #2 on: April 10, 2019, 02:23:35 AM
Okay then.


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Reply #3 on: June 27, 2019, 04:50:25 PM
Anyone watching this?

Refn coats his love for hyperstylized-Italian film onto Ed Brubaker'z neo-noir DNA, and it out does True Detective in every regard. Existentialism. Brutal Tableaux as Social Commentary. TV as a means of Arthouse Cinema. Absurd humor. Barry Manilow. This is Refn creating at The Return lvlz of serialized storytelling. Granted, that means it has a very particular pace.

There's no way to pitch this. It's an arthouse mood piece that stomps America's relationship to machismo and violence into North Hollywood, gravel-ground pulp.


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Reply #4 on: June 30, 2019, 03:46:41 AM
Just finished this with WorldForgot yesterday. I would love for Refn to publish a book on color in film. His use of green had me transfixed, like he's evolving what Hitchcock did in Vertigo.
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