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    Just watched "Mandy" with my girl and her older brother, and it was very enjoyable. Slow burn, but the cinematography here is so good, and loved the dream sequences that Red (Nicolas Cage) had when turning into animations of Mandy herself. Glad I finally got around to watching this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Self.Destructive.Pattern View Post
    Just watched "Mandy" with my girl and her older brother, and it was very enjoyable. Slow burn, but the cinematography here is so good, and loved the dream sequences that Red (Nicolas Cage) had when turning into animations of Mandy herself. Glad I finally got around to watching this one.
    Good film. The music by Johann Johannson (RIP) is fantastic too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRoswell View Post
    Good film. The music by Johann Johannson (RIP) is fantastic too.
    Oh yes! Forgot to add that as well. There was one track that had that 80's synth to it that added another layer to the scenes it was used in. Really loved it!

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    I'm watching The Uninvited, a haunted house movie from 1944, and it's amazing. The Criterion dvd is beautiful. Highly recommended
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037415/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Self.Destructive.Pattern View Post
    Just watched "Mandy" with my girl and her older brother, and it was very enjoyable. Slow burn, but the cinematography here is so good, and loved the dream sequences that Red (Nicolas Cage) had when turning into animations of Mandy herself. Glad I finally got around to watching this one.
    Wait...ok. I obviously respect your opinion, but how, exactly...I don't see how that one could possibly be considered a "slow burn."

    Slow burn, for me, = The Witch, Neon Demon, Bone Tomahawk, MAYBE like Hereditary, or Rosemary's Baby.

    With Mandy, though: it's been four years, but that movie, the way I remember it, descended into batshit craziness PRETTY fucking quick.

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    It takes an hour for the movie to really get going. Yea, some stuff happens in the beginning to set up the balls to the wall middle to end, but the first two chapters are dreary, with some cool looking visuals after Mandy gets taken.

    After she gets burned in front of Red is where things really take a turn, for me personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Self.Destructive.Pattern View Post
    It takes an hour for the movie to really get going. Yea, some stuff happens in the beginning to set up the balls to the wall middle to end, but the first two chapters are dreary, with some cool looking visuals after Mandy gets taken.

    After she gets burned in front of Red is where things really take a turn, for me personally.
    Yeah, Panos Cosmatos has a glacial pace to his films. Mandy has that chainsaw sequence but it also has a lot of build, atmosphere, LOTS of transposed imagery and washed out photography, etc. It's a mood piece that just so happens to end with a classic Nic Cage insane final act.

    Have you seen Beyond the Black Rainbow? It is very much a slow burn and doesn't have the nutty Cage aspect. But it is by far the better film of his two films. Also has an absolutely amazing synth score. And it's just a weird mindfuck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by burnmotherfucker! View Post
    Yeah, Panos Cosmatos has a glacial pace to his films. Mandy has that chainsaw sequence but it also has a lot of build, atmosphere, LOTS of transposed imagery and washed out photography, etc. It's a mood piece that just so happens to end with a classic Nic Cage insane final act.

    Have you seen Beyond the Black Rainbow? It is very much a slow burn and doesn't have the nutty Cage aspect. But it is by far the better film of his two films. Also has an absolutely amazing synth score. And it's just a weird mindfuck.
    I checked out his filmography after watching Mandy, and read the summary for Black Rainbow and was instantly hooked! I'll get around to it at some point.

    I have to say, out of all the Nic Cage nutty performances, this one went straight to the top of the radar for me. It was a bit more focused for me, and the "YOU RIPPED MAH SHIRT" scene is so good, and I'm glad that it wasn't so over the top with the dialogue in every scene. It was driven by a lot of the visuals, and Cage's raw performance. The scene when he takes the dab of the suped up LSD, lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Self.Destructive.Pattern View Post
    I checked out his filmography after watching Mandy, and read the summary for Black Rainbow and was instantly hooked! I'll get around to it at some point.

    I have to say, out of all the Nic Cage nutty performances, this one went straight to the top of the radar for me. It was a bit more focused for me, and the "YOU RIPPED MAH SHIRT" scene is so good, and I'm glad that it wasn't so over the top with the dialogue in every scene. It was driven by a lot of the visuals, and Cage's raw performance. The scene when he takes the dab of the suped up LSD, lol!
    Yeah I agree it is one of Cage's performances that work. What he does can really work in a film when the director knows how to incorporate it into the story properly. I'd also put Color Out Of Space up there with it in terms of using him the right way.

    But Beyond the Black Rainbow is different in that it removes the camp, with the exception of a single scene. Definitely a unique film unto itself. And Michael Rogers, who hasn't acted in a whole lot, is excellent in the lead role. Genuinely creepy, restrained performance. He also recently had a small role in We're All Going to the World's Fair, which was an excellent low budget found footage film. Not really a good horror movie but it was a great character study that explored isolation and the internet. And I hate found footage films.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burnmotherfucker! View Post
    Yeah I agree it is one of Cage's performances that work. What he does can really work in a film when the director knows how to incorporate it into the story properly. I'd also put Color Out Of Space up there with it in terms of using him the right way.

    But Beyond the Black Rainbow is different in that it removes the camp, with the exception of a single scene. Definitely a unique film unto itself. And Michael Rogers, who hasn't acted in a whole lot, is excellent in the lead role. Genuinely creepy, restrained performance. He also recently had a small role in We're All Going to the World's Fair, which was an excellent low budget found footage film. Not really a good horror movie but it was a great character study that explored isolation and the internet. And I hate found footage films.
    Color Out Of Space has been on my list for a little bit now. I'll get to these soon! Thanks for the explanation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by burnmotherfucker! View Post
    But Beyond the Black Rainbow is different in that it removes the camp, with the exception of a single scene..
    Which scene do you consider campy? If it's the one I'm thinking of, I'd consider that more "cosmic horror": we are all inconsequential as humans in the Grand Scheme... and oh, so frail. I would definitely agree that BtBR is its own experience, though. I've read about some of the "homage films", and none of them are quite what Black Rainbow is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Which scene do you consider campy? If it's the one I'm thinking of, I'd consider that more "cosmic horror": we are all inconsequential as humans in the Grand Scheme... and oh, so frail. I would definitely agree that BtBR is its own experience, though. I've read about some of the "homage films", and none of them are quite what Black Rainbow is.
    Well, I don't want to spoil anything but it was just the one scene that had a bit of comic relief to it. I think it fit ok and I actually think it served an important purpose for the ending. I'll just be vague and say it was the two guys outside scene.

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    Checked out a film called My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To last night. A bleak, understated vampire tale. Currently streaming on Peacock for those who might be interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRoswell View Post
    Checked out a film called My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To last night. A bleak, understated vampire tale. Currently streaming on Peacock for those who might be interested.
    Just watched the trailer for it and it gives me Let Me In vibes. I love a good vampire movie so thanks for the recommendation. Vampires are very hard to get right on film for some reason so I'm always looking for a good one.

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    I'm actually getting really stoked for the new Hellraiser movie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    I'm actually getting really stoked for the new Hellraiser movie
    It has good reviews so far. Too bad it went straight to VOD, it would have been cool to see in the theater.

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