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Barnes on Film - Mandy (Panos Cosmatos, 2018)

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25 Sep 2018 17:59 #282304 by Michael Barnes

Nicholas Cage is...good again?

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26 Sep 2018 10:37 #282305 by Gary Sax
Yeah, I did not find the gore as extreme as some are selling it, I'm glad you brought that up in this review.

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26 Sep 2018 22:55 #282355 by GorillaGrody
I love the scene where domestic bliss is represented by the main characters sitting around, watching old sci fi movies, and sharing a massive heap of mashed potatoes.
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26 Sep 2018 23:01 #282356 by Gary Sax
Beyond the stuff you mentioned that's great (e.g. reaction scenes), one thing I thought was very interesting is how anticlimactic the whole thing is. No spoilers, but the initial challenge he faces after the tragedy is much scarier and more intimidating than the more mortal set that ends the film... by last series of scenes with the final group, his victory seems inevitable. It is kind of subversive to have the scariest challenge happen earlier in the film.

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27 Sep 2018 09:21 #282366 by GorillaGrody

Gary Sax wrote: Beyond the stuff you mentioned that's great (e.g. reaction scenes), one thing I thought was very interesting is how anticlimactic the whole thing is. No spoilers, but the initial challenge he faces after the tragedy is much scarier and more intimidating than the more mortal set that ends the film... by last series of scenes with the final group, his victory seems inevitable. It is kind of subversive to have the scariest challenge happen earlier in the film.


Yeah, the pacing of this movie is bonkers, too.

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27 Sep 2018 12:18 #282381 by Dr. Mabuse
I fucking love Cosmatos' first film, Beyond the Black Rainbow. I'm so stoked to see Mandy.

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28 Sep 2018 14:30 #282447 by CapnHowdy
My favorite film of the year. After seeing it for the first time, I immediately rewatched it again. Then I watched it again a third time a few days later. I couldn't stop thinking about it.

"WTF movies" are my favorite -- and this one definitely falls into that category. The cinematography, score, acting, and editing were all spectacular.

Highly recommend -- especially if you like weird, unusual films.
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30 Sep 2018 08:39 - 30 Sep 2018 08:46 #282497 by Grudunza
So incredibly indulgent, but I loved almost all of it. Many wonderful and weird moments, big and small. The laughing, the automatic window, the merging faces, the bathroom scene, the face of ashes, the porn, the commercial, the almost totally pointless but awesome forging scene, the chainsaw dicks...

If I had a quibble, it’s that, while I thought Nic Cage was generally terrific, and that this movie made great use of his Nic Cage-ness, there were a couple of small moments, like with one-liners or aggressive rages of his, where that took me slightly out of the movie, where I had been totally immersed, otherwise.

You didn’t like the score, though, Barnes? I thought it was very fitting for an 80’s setting, both in the Vangelis type serene synthy stuff and the painted on your van metal.

Other stuff:
Warning: Spoiler!


Needed to watch some puppies and bunnies after this one, but it was an amazing experience. I hope I can catch it in a theater sometime with a big screen and an audience.
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30 Sep 2018 23:13 #282515 by Gary Sax
The whole thing where the film motions at his heavy metal superhero *past* is wild.

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14 Oct 2018 10:47 #283057 by Pat II
This is currently occupying 1st place on the favorite movie list. Loved it. I disagree that there were no rails to go off. Those were some monstrous rails being done in this film.
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14 Oct 2018 11:05 #283058 by Gary Sax
FAIR POINT. I do love that his first reaction after taking care of the knife dick dude is like "alright, sure, let's see how his coke and whatever drug the jar is (mescalin? lsd? I don't have much experience with drugs).

I have been thinking about this movie a lot since I saw it weeks and weeks ago, which is a very good sign. It's helpful that I saw another cult movie since, the one about the El Royale, and it does not hold a candle whatsoever to this one.

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14 Oct 2018 11:07 #283059 by Black Barney
I still can’t accept that Nick Cage is good in anything


...except Family Man

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14 Oct 2018 12:21 #283061 by boothwah

Black Barney wrote: I still can’t accept that Nick Cage is good in anything


...except Family Man


Con Air. Unappreciated classic.
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14 Oct 2018 12:48 #283062 by Black Barney
That scene in the cargo hold is one of the worst delivered lines of all time and is my go to example whenever people wanna praise Nick Cage :)

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14 Oct 2018 13:37 #283064 by Michael Barnes
PUT THA BUNNAH IN THA BAG

Come on, “oh god, not the bees” is the quintessential Nic Cage moment.
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