Nicolas Winding Refn

Director Michael Mann may be best known for the crime film ‘Heat,’ but ‘his debut, 1981′s Thief’ is a moody precursor, out in a new Criterion Blu-ray/DVD edition now.


Here is Trey’s list of the Top 10 Underrated Films of 2013. He is absolutely positive that you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the depth of quality films that 2013 produced.


Blu-ray picks up the deep reds and blues that populate so many of the shots and displays them in breathtaking high definition. When coupled with the film’s penchant for brutality, the result can be as terrifying as it is alienating.


I know that there are very few people I could recommend Only God Forgives to, but I believe that it shows excellent craft and intentionality. It has forced me to ponder fruitfully topics I would normally avoid.

Be warned, Only God Forgives is for the emotionally and gastronomically stalwart. It is one of the best films I cannot, with a clear conscience, encourage others to see.


Nicolas Winding Refn’s newest pairing with Ryan Gosling is a step in the wrong direction.


We’re back! And by “we,” I mean Eric Melin, Trey Hock, and Trevan McGee. There’s a lot to cover this week including a retroactive review of last week’s Pacific Rim, plus Trey and Trevan talk about Only God Forgives before Eric spills on A Hijacking and The Way, Way Back.


Out on DVD and Blu-ray this week is ‘Drive,’ one of the best and most surprising movies of 2011, and ‘To Kill A Mockingbird,’ digitally remastered and fully restored from its original 35mm film in a 50th Anniversary presentation.

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Movie Review: Drive

by Trey Hock on September 16, 2011

in Print Reviews

“Drive” is probably gonna piss off a lot of casual movie-goers.