Nocturama ★★½

Simultaneously hypnotic and manipulative, "Nocturama" is ultimately a surface-level commentary on the disillusionment of youth, the allure of revolution, the detachment of violence and the pull of popular culture. The first half is impressively tense while also revealing a rather hollow philosophical thesis at its center, and the second act — with all its feigns toward suspense and a crumbling bond between the teen terrorists — ultimately feels like an "artful" time-shifting way for Bertrand Bonello to get the movie's gun off.