Nicholas Winding Refn is currently one of the most acclaimed directors around at present. His last film, Drive, was widely regarded as the best film of 2011. In this Ryan Gosling again stars as a mid level criminal in seedy downtown Bangkok. When his brother is killed by a rival organisation he must hunt down those responsible.
Empire Magazine have given the film five stars and say the following: Though it takes the trappings of a Gangster film this is the psychedelic study of a criminal trapped in hell bent on picking a fight with his creator. Experimental and uncompromising, Gosling and Winding Refn's film is a tripped out rift on the crime family movie.
As this is an early showing (4pm start - worth buying a ticket in advance as the Phoenix can sell out) there will be time for a drink or meal afterwards to discuss the film.