After finding Drive to be "just alright" and Only God Forgives an abysmal mess, I am shocked to say I loved The Neon Demon. I've never been one for movies that sacrifice story in favor of style: Tree of Life comes to mind as one of the most horrendously boring movie-going experiences of my life.
But The Neon Demon is different. It treads into very typical avant garde waters in that it contains a lot of long, slow scenes that…
+ Tom Holland killin it
+ All the young newcomer actors kill it. Very surprising.
+ Michael Keaton killin it
+ Robert Downey Jr killin it
+ The absolute best part of this is the writing. It's got a very strong plot with weighty emotional highs and lows. The dialogue is genuinely funny, the characters are lovable, the plot has a beautiful pace.
+ The marketing for this was great in retrospect. The trailers seemed like they showed a lot…