Mandy ★★★

Mandy wears its influences like one of those metal long-sleeves tattooed with logos and slogans: too distracting to suspend disbelief (even the fat jokes are retro) and get wrapped up in a phantasmagoric, Faustian revenge fantasy that would be a damn sight more powerful with a swifter pace, and without the reflex to play those hits, even when some are smarter than others (the ‘Cheddar Goblin’ commercial, the Heavy Metal animated interludes). It’s definitely style over substance, much like Panos Cosmatos’ previous feature Beyond the Black Rainbow, though its ridiculously unhinged moments make this one more fun to watch.