Mixed feelings about THE NEON DEMON. Stylish, with some incredible, striking visuals, and an amazing score. But while the first and last 30mns are fantastic, the slight script is filled with unnecessary, obvious scenes about the fashion world, and characters who bring nothing (Keanu Reeves?!) in its middle section. I actually wish NWR had made an even more radical object, with fewer dialogues, if any at all. Elle Fanning is fine, but Jena Malone is a knock-out, I wish the…
Letterboxd is going to be interesting as an external influence is making me watch films I truly do not want to. Such as this. Or in this case, rewatch it. Love. Actually has recently been comprehensively demolished, and rightly so.
Does this deserve its reputation as the worst, most heinous film ever made? Are we being too harsh? Are us, UK based bloggers, too easily giving a pass to American rom-coms while being too severe on their home grown counterparts?…
An exhilarating and exquisite space folly, that is surprisingly involving and enormous fun.
The art direction is more 70's/80's French sci-fi graphic novels (with whom the film shares a punk/queer sensibility) than modern calibrated blockbusters, which is why some will call it "silly".
Proving that they still have the knack for it, the Wachowskis deliver some of the most exciting action scenes of recent memories and some fantastic set pieces (the chase in Chicago, the "eye of Jupiter" section...)