best slow burn: drive. holy hot stuff. that there mr. gosling smolders in nicolas winding refn's voyeuristic and bloody story of a driver. it's 80's-tastic, even borrowing the opening title font from risky business. i heard that hugh jackman was first casted in the driver role and the film was going to be your typical action flick. what nicholas winding refn and ryan gosling has created is more complex. we never know the driver's name. he barely speaks. there's a lot of driving in la (there was no traffic?!?!?) warning there's some graphic violence and pretty boy gosling doles out some of it. go see it if you get a chance. you won't be sorry.
poster by: matt needle