Tag Archives: Pusher

May 06

Pusher Three: I am the Angel of Death – Nicolas Winding Refn completes his ode to Goodfellas. (Film Review)

In 1990 Martin Scorsese  speaking about the making of Goodfellas, said he wanted to show the glamour of the gangster lifestyle in order to explain why people are attracted to it.  Around the same time Lorraine Bracco said in an interview that she felt she had to make her role powerful because the set was so male dominated she feared […]

April 28

Pusher 2: With Blood on my Hands – Nicolas Winging Refn and one of the best sequels ever made. (film Review)

All the problems I had with Pusher are well and truly over by the time Nicholas Winding Refn takes to the second film of the trilogy. He always said he would never do another Pusher, but after the commercial failure of Fear X, his company was forced into bankruptcy and to clear the debt he […]

April 27

Pusher – A young director leaves the womb. (Film Review)

Nicholas Winding Refn is an excellent director.  However, he made Pusher when he was twenty-four and, considering he comes from strong film family stock, I would have to say his lack of maturity shows. There are some writing problems and it seems almost every scene has been pulled from The Battle of Algiers, which Winding […]