Wednesday, October 16, 2019

31 Days of Halloween - Day 16 - Movie

After he and his wife, Mandy (Andrea Riseborough), are victimized by a cult, Red (Nicolas Cage) goes on a psychotic revenge spree.

Mandy (2018) is thin on plot and populated by sketches of characters, but it has lots of style and visual interest to keep the viewer engrossed as Cage brings on the excessive violence. It's a cult classic in the making, and while the story, such as it is, has been depicted numerous times before, I was taken with quite a number of the visual elements in this film, and will be keeping my eye out for future projects from director, Panos Cosmotos, whose vision and inventive flourishes, may not have been able to elevate this movie into something truly good, kept it from being something truly bad.

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