After the crossover and award winning success that was Drive, writer and director Nicolas Winding Refn returns with polarising revenge thriller Only God Forgives. Arguably more in line with Valhalla Rising and Bronson than the aforementioned thriller, Only God Forgives is likely to alienate audiences with its fever-dream narrative state, but bewitch them nonetheless with its vivd visual style, lurid tone and Cliff Martinez’ stand-out score. Continue reading “Review: Only God Forgives (2013)”
When conservative fisheries expert Dr. Fred Jones (Ewan McGregor) receives an unexpected request from legal representative Harriet Chetwode-Talbot (Emily Blunt), he finds himself embroiled in a wealthy sheikh’s ludicrous dream of introducing salmon fishing into the Yemen. After the project receives backing from the British government as a way of diverting attention away from their latest blunder in the Middle-East, Fred slowly finds the faith needed to turn a dream into a reality.
Adapted from Paul Torday’s acclaimed novel, screenwriter Simon Beaufoy employs neat tactics to ensure the narrative plays out at a believable, tempered Continue reading “Review: Salmon Fishing In The Yemen (2011)”