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Topic - Nicolas Winding Refn
The Cannes Film Festival is missing one of its biggest stars of this year's event: Ryan Gosling.
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Washington Times film critic Peter Suderman sifts through the year's releases and offer his 10 favorite movies of 2011.
It's hard to know precisely what to make of "Drive," Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn's dazzling, brutal neo-noir about a Hollywood stunt driver (Ryan Gosling) who drives getaway cars for criminals in his off-hours.
Filmmakers Guillermo del Toro and Nicolas Winding Refn are doing double-duty promoting each other's latest movies.
"I would never even do it if I was in his situation," Mr. Refn said.
"The more opportunities I'm given, the more I learn about how easy it is to (expletive) it up," he says. "You fight for freedom and then you get it, and then you have enough rope to hang yourself. It's like trying to exercise some restraint because I do have so much freedom."