The Neon Bible
First screened in April 2015
Director: Terence Davies. Cast: Jacob Tierney, Gena Rowlands, Drake Bell, Diana Scarwid, Denis Leary, Dana Seltzer, Bob Hannah, Frances Conroy, Aaron Frisch, Leo Burmester, Peter McRobbie, Virgil Graham Hopkins. Screenplay: Terence Davies (based on the book by John Kennedy Toole).

Twitter Capsule: Mannerisms can get the best of it, but nobody animates and deoxygenates memories at the same time like Davies does.

VOR:   As moved and intrigued as I was by this odd duck of a film, you couldn't say Davies pushes himself all that much, beyond the atypical material and milieu. Poignant but missable.

Photo © 1995 Mayfair Films/Three Rivers Productions/Scala Productions, © 1996 Strand Releasing

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

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