Only God Forgives


Precisely framed and scored with dramatic bursts of demonic noise, OGF is a truly filmic film, an almost baroquely formal, stunningly beautiful and – yes – brutally violent neon-oedipal nightmare… with karaoke. Gosling subverts his current persona while Scott Thomas mutilates hers. Liked Drive? God only knows what you’ll make of this.


The Bling Ring


In the story of shallow, disaffected LA teens brazenly burglarising their idols to the boom of MIA and Sleigh Bells, The Bling Ring may represent the perfect Sofia Coppola film. That it offers few surprises is to be expected. That it is nevertheless darkly, sniggeringly, entertaining perhaps even more so.