New Only God Forgives International Trailer

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It's no secret that one of my favorite directors is Nicolas Winding Refn. "I didn't know that!" you say. Well you do now! :) His films specialize in atmospheric, beautiful framing, that give you the transcendent film experience that you go to the movies for. I mean, even in "Pusher" you can see there was something special. "Bronson", "Valhalla Rising", and "Drive" are all great examples of his use of heightened reality. I could go on and on.

I can't wait to see "Only God Forgives". Refn reteams with Ryan Gosling in the film. Gosling plays Julian, a drug-smuggler thriving in Bangkok's criminal underworld, who sees his life get even more complicated when his mother compels him to find and kill whoever is responsible for his brother's recent death. This film looks like I may pay to see it in theaters a few times! 

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Only God Forgives is an upcoming crime thriller film written and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, starring Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas and Vithaya Pansringarm. The film was shot on location in Bangkok, Thailand. The film is set to release July 19, 2013.

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Kevin Sampson

The fact that Kevin Sampson is not just a film critic, but a writer, producer, and director as well makes his understanding of cinema even better. Coming from a theoretical and hands on approach, he understands both sides of the struggle of viewing and creating great works. After receiving an MFA in Film & Electronic Media from American University in Washington, D.C in 2011, Kevin took his love for film to the next level by creating and producing Picture Lock, an entertainment website, podcast, and hour long film review TV show that runs on Arlington Independent Media’s public access station in Arlington, VA. The show covers new releases, classic films, and interviews with local filmmakers in the DMV area. He is also a member of the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association and African American Film Critics Association. He is currently looking forward to filming his first feature film in the near future. He believes that film is one of the most powerful art forms in the world, and he hopes that he can use the craft to inspire others and make a difference in it.