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2018 | BelgiumFranceUnited KingdomUnited States | 121 min | More...
A still from Mandy (2018)
A+: 5 stars (out of 5)
on Sat Oct 31, 2020

Nicolas Cage plays a logger in the Pacific Northwest living a bucolic life with his girlfriend Mandy. A Manson-like cult invades their home, murders Mandy, and leaves Red for dead. But Red survives and descends on the cult like a hellish spirit of vengeance.

Imagine fitting David Lynch, Clive Barker, and Sam Raimi with headphones pumping out doom metal, dosing them with LSD, then capturing their fever dreams. That’s an inkling of Mandy. You don’t so much watch it as experience it.

It won’t appeal to everyone—it’s a slow burn and Cosmatos veers far into the formal. But if it scratches your itch like it does mine, there is no substitute.

Viewing History

    Watched on
    Sat Oct 15, 2022 via Blu-ray
    Watched on
    Sat Oct 31, 2020 via Blu-ray (2018 | RLJ Entertainment)
    Watched on
    Tue Sep 18, 2018
    at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - One Loudoun
    Watched on
    Sun Sep 16, 2018
    at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - One Loudoun