Nicholas Winding Refn’s 2011 work is one of the most stylish, nuanced films I have ever seen, and I’m going to tell you why it’s my favourite.
For the duration it feels as if you’re holding onto your breath, teetering on the edge of something fantastic, waiting for a release of some kind; a kiss, a murder, even just a voice. It completely controls you until its end and captures your imagination even after the credits roll.
But that’s just my bias talking. I’m going to take you through three main aspects of this film which make it such a rewarding watch, both the first time and the tenth…