Everyman Road Movies at KXFS: Drive

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Everyman Road Movies at KXFS
King's Cross Filling Station, Kings Cross and St Pancras Friday May 3 2013 23:30
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Nicolas Winding Refn’s 'LA Noir' throwback is synth-scored and self-consciously slick. Ryan Gosling plays the unnamed Driver, a mechanic and occasional getaway guy whose life is overturned when he meets Irene (Carey Mulligan), a struggling mum with a husband in the joint. This is a film built on familiarity, in terms of narrative and style: neon lights flash, rubber tyres screech, Gosling broods, Mulligan swoons and a trio of wisecracking, overdressed character actors – Albert Brooks, Ron Perlman and Bryan Cranston – provide both levity and dramatic weight. But ‘Drive’ never drags: this is an entirely welcome riff on old material, a pulse-pounding, electronically enhanced cover version of a beloved standard. Screened as part of Everyman Cinema's Road Movies residency at the King's Cross Filling Station. (18)
Venue name: King's Cross Filling Station
Address: Goods Way
London
N1C 4UR
Transport: Tube: King's Cross St Pancras
Price: £10-£20, £7.50 under-12s
Event website: http://www.everymancinema.com