The Neon Demon

The Neon Demon ★★★

This is a weird one in that I was pretty invested during the first half, in good part because of the aesthetic, but I liked the growing tension, even though I couldn't really understand where it was all going. Then, at some point, it started feeling pointless, and I was having trouble understanding what this movie was about. And then we get to the closing arc, where it all comes together, and I dug it. The star of the show is of course the aesthetic sense, and it can make things feel like they don't really exist in any reality -- and so it's hard to care about anything you see -- but I can't deny that I was attracted to it.