Nicolas Cage has starred in... let's be honest... some terrible films. His intensity as an actor has been parodied for years and he has never quite been perfectly cast for this absolutely terrifying madness that he can portray. This all changed with 2018’s Mandy, a psychedelic action horror film. This movie can be summed up very simply; if you’ve ever wanted to see Nicolas Cage light a cigarette using the flame from a burning severed head, then it’s finally here to see.
As a viewer of mainly mainstream western media, I found this film utterly bizarre and yet deviously fascinating. Its dark tone, cyclical plot and juxtaposing edits make it a difficult task to decipher, leading to a fantastic sense mystery. I feel that to try and judge an experimental film, or even attempt to understand it, … Continue reading Deciphering the Un-Decipherable (Meshes of The Afternoon analysis)