Mandy. Psychedelic revenge horror. This was a little too drawn out for me. You’re just immersed in suffering. But its mood and wholeness was great. The woozy rainbow colors and lens flare (like Annihilation), the washes of color. Excellent soundtrack – I’ve been using it for work music ever since.
Adaptation. I dig it. Weird and lively. Nicolas Cage is genius again. My Spike Jonze rankings:
- Being John Malkovich
- “Flashing Lights”
- “Get Back”
- Where the Wild Things Are
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. It’s an odd one, and that is enough sometimes. Unexpectedly dark/funny. No one measures up to Cage, so if you can ride along with his zaniness, you’ll probably like it.
Face/Off. It’s a late ‘90s action movie directed by John Woo, full of late ’90s action and Woo-isms. Preposterous and fun and too long.