Pssst, want to check out Bronson in our new look?
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I saw Tom Hardy's dingle dangle.
On the strength of Drive, I watched Nicolas Winding Refn's Bronson this week, an art house biopic about Charlie Bronson, Britain's most violent/famous inmate. As with Drive, it makes wonderful use of music and is about as atypical of its genre (the prison film) as Refn could make it. This is a film about a man who wants to stay in prison, a man who, through violence and solitude, metamorphoses into an artist. He's a bare-knuckle-fighting Oscar Wilde. And brilliantly played by Tom Hardy too. Though sourced from a true story (and Bronson is still alive and still incarcerated), the film is an anarchic dark comedy full of flights of fancy, handling narration (which I usually dislike in films) into a bonkers theatrical conceit. There are some slow bits here and there, but mostly, it's a fascinating character study of an extreme personality.
Great performance by Hardy. I enjoyed watching this movie and learning about the life of Her Majesty's most violent criminal.
to see which of your friends have seen this movie!