The 31 Best Films Of 2011 - No. 2
When it came to style in 2011, Ryan ‘I’m pretty sure we were separated at birth’ Gosling was only beaten by this film…which he also happened to be in. Words can not express how much I loved Drive. I get so excited when talking about it that instead of a quick review, you’re close to getting just a series of unintelligible words that form as I drum the beat of it’s trailer song on my keyboard. Speaking of which, ‘Tick of the Clock’ has been my alarm song since the release of the film and every morning, I still have to wait for the drop in the song before I shut it off and head for my morning shower. This film has literally taken over my life.
Smart is never a word I thought I’d use when describing a film based around cars but not even that would justify Winding Refn’s genius on directing this film. It’s shot with such elegance and creativity that you feel like this is the first time someone has ever filmed a moving car before. I haven’t driven in seven years. I don’t have the need to, I don’t have the urge to but after seeing Drive, all I wanted to do was bust out my denim jacket and hop in the drivers seat of the nearest car I could find. And the funny thing is, this isn’t even a car movie. I really could go on all night about it’s perfect soundtrack, it’s deeply compelling characters, it’s odd 80’s feel, and it’s pulsating story.