Drive is a heart-pounding triumph. It takes a pulpy crime story (based on a novel by James Sallis) and transforms it into a work of art, a collage of sights and sounds that will burn into your retinas and stay with you forever. Ryan Gosling is incredible, his decision to have Nicolas Winding Refn direct a stroke of genius. In lesser hands, this could have been throwaway. Instead, it’s a masterpiece and probably the best film of 2011.