In the debut screening for my amateur ‘philm club’, I’m hosting a double feature of Drive (2011) and Baby Driver (2017). They’re both entertaining dramas around a singular, moody character who happens to earn their money as a getaway driver. The soundtracks slap too. PhilmClub is just a way for me to organize inviting people over to watch the movies I'd watch by myself anyway.
Scheduling is flexible; we'll work with everyone interested for the best date (January 4th or 5th) and time (the afternoon). If you can't make it, but would like to come to another showing like this, follow @philmclub on twitter. I'll also be organizing groups to go see movies in the theaters together via filmadelphia.org.
This is a very laid-back event – good vibes only. We'll screen Drive first, then take a break for some food, and then head into Baby Driver! There is a couch and some table chairs; bring any chairs or cushions you wish. Alcohol is welcome and while there's no smoking indoors, I have a very accessible balcony.
In Drive, Ryan Gosling is a synthpop-loving, silent badass who gets caught up with a mixture of friends and wrong people and questions whether or not he has value as a human being, not just a crime tool.
The soundtrack is retro and the cinematography is truly amazing, especially for a lower budget film. The film is self-aware enough to be able to hyperbolize a few elements in some great ways — they all add to the central themes Nicolas Refn is trying to communicate. (Drive on Letterboxd )
In Baby Driver, Ansel Elgort is an ipod-loving, silent badass who gets caught up with a mixture of friends and wrong people and questions whether or not he can survive in life as a just a human being, not a crime tool.
Edgar Wright does an amazing job of hiding Easter eggs and using music and visuals to show Baby’s changing morality throughout the film. The soundtrack uses deep cuts of popular music that’s definitely worth listening to on it’s own. (Baby Driver on Letterboxd )
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