→ 25 May 13 at 8 pm
Only God Forgives, Nicolas Winding Refn (2013)
Only God Forgives is a beautiful, beautiful, empty shell. I don’t mind when aesthetics are chosen over narrative (cf. my love for Malick and Marker). But I never can really accept when they’re chosen over emotions. There was so much potential in the story we’re given, but it’s ruined by the fact that everything in the film is thought of in terms of style rather than substance.