mercredi 29 juin 2016

The Neon Demon — Macabre beautiful abstract drama — 9*/10

  • Overall: Few will appreciate the beauty and the art, but that's okay.
  • Known actors: Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Bella Heathcote and Abbey Lee.
  • Cameos: Keanu Reeves and Christina Hendricks.
  • Style: Part surrealist and abstract, part critique, all drama.
  • Pacing: Very slow.
  • Intro: Excellent mood setter.
  • Story: Pulls at your guts, makes you look sideways and surprises you all along. Deep down, you know it's right.
  • Ending: The kind that's an ending but not an ending. Great.
  • Epilogue: None. The mark of a good movie.
  • Dialogs: Few, realistic and bleak.
  • Characters: Transcendent. Razor-sharp personalities that are bound for drama.
  • Acting: Solid. Harsh. Just. They were all perfect for their role, but I'd like to point out that Reeves was never more right on.
  • Visuals: Pretty astounding, captivating, abstract.
  • Score: Captivating.
  • Synopsis & information
  • Who is it for? Those who like abstract or surrealist art film like what David Lynch can do.

I don't know if this is a movie to see in theatre, though. Most seem to go see it thinking it's a horror movie and they laugh at few very inappropriate moments breaking the mood. Also, some leave during the presentation. Still, it's nice to see it on the big screen, the mood is incredible. You be the judge.