Mandy ★★★½

An ultra-violent death metal acid trip bolstered by incredible visuals and a bonkers performance from Nic Cage. Also, Johan Johansson's final score really carries this through its otherworldly atmosphere.

The film is at times painfully slow and drawn out, and the low budget starts to show in key scenes. But there are moments of true brilliance here and there to keep this from being a failure. Some really inventive practical set design and lighting. And practical gore too. Plus, again, Nic Cage goes fucking nuts. Although I wish he would have taken it a bit further.

Didn't quite love it, but wholeheartedly admire its creativity and ambition.

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