Love (2015) Review

There’s a point near the half way mark in Gaspar Noé’s provocatively explicit romantic drama “Love” where its raison d’être is revealed and the movie sheds any remaining inhibitions of being anything other than a pseudo-autobiographical sublimation of Noé himself. It happens when our protagonist Murphy (Karl Glusman) tells Electra (Aomi Muyuck) that he has a…

Only God Forgives (2013) Review

Famously divisive at its Cannes press screening, being simultaneously booed by some critics while receiving a standing ovation from others, Nicolas Winding Refn & Ryan Gosling’s follow-up collaboration to “Drive” is an exercise in artistic pretension so abstruse and obfuscatory that it suffocates under the weight of its own pomposity. From the moment the film…