|Title:||Only God Forgives|
|Director:||Nicolas Winding Refn|
|11.11.16||Internet||This Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2016|
I didn't have much interest in seeing this when it came out, especially after everyone who loved Drive more than I did (I feel like I liked it, didn't love it more than life itself) suddenly went silent after they watched this. But then a year or two ago, Refn was at Fantastic Fest and they played his wife's documentary on the making of this film and I liked that so I felt I might as well see this just to say I did.
As I could've guessed, this felt like too much style, too little story. It was pretty and the music was interesting but it felt too distant and static and was way too sparse to be interesting to me. It kind of felt like if someone took a DVD and watched it on fast forward, but then slowed what they saw down to a normal running time. Like, a lot of people just standing there. scenes float by i guess, but at any given moment it's just some people standing still not saying anything.
So, whatever, I've now seen this. Really I threw this on the schedule just to set up the next film, which I do really want to see. Let's hope it's a little more lively than this one.