Mia Goth recently put forth the appropriate reflection we all have when it comes time for Oscar nominations and other awards. Continued disregard for genre cinemaTerror and fantasy, with the exception of very specific events like ‘Let Me Out’, continue to be the genres that have had the most influence and have seen many box office successes throughout the year.
Undoubtedly, this is a failure of the Academy when it comes to catching the pulse of its industry and living in no man’s land emphasizes the current disconnect with the public. Continued acknowledgment for drama, though essential and necessary for the survival of films of this genre, they put aside really admirable thingsLike the Goths themselves in ‘Pearl’.
pain, revenge and chains
or Andrea Riseborough, who gained her first recognition with the dramatic ‘To Leslie,’ despite being keep up the great work In independent productions closely related to the spectacular. Even in ‘Mandy’ he has one of those commendable acts that helps solidify a resolution, even though it seems almost everything falls to a free-spirited and extravagant Nicolas Cage.
Panos Cosmatos’ film tells us how a quiet couple living in a remote forest is threatened by a dangerous sect that was passing through the area. leader develops an obsession with Riseborough’s character, and they begin a horrific attack that would brutally disrupt their lives, Cage’s character, broken and desperate, is now left with even more brutal vengeance.
It all sounds pretty generic, but there’s nothing ‘Mandy’ doesn’t do. One of the most amazing audio-visual experiences in recent years, From interpretations to development of Vengeance as an almost medieval adventure (Cage makes an ax halfway between a classic weapon and a role-playing piece) that isn’t afraid to go to extremes. Chainsaw couple, psychedelic color distortions in the image, intense surrealism. Ask and it shall be given.
‘Mandy’: Extreme Psychedelia
Cage is clearly the main draw, one of those works where he takes his own meme to its end results, and yet touches on a very human pain in the process. his scream, his free gestures, they are all consistent with the film, but they expose the edges in a destroyed character. However, none of this would work without the chemistry he develops with Riseborough.
After all, it is his character who names the work and understands the struggle. In her on-screen time, she makes us emotionally connect with this woman and moved by her unfortunate fate. It’s the kind of work that, while evolved into a more traditional drama, would still not be overlooked by certain quarters. But Mandy had to be cult film from here to eternityAnd as long as it remains available on platforms like Filmin or Movistar+, it will keep getting better over the years.