The Neon Demon
First screened in June 2016
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn. Cast: Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Bella Heathcote, Abbey Lee, Karl Glusman, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Desmond Harrington, Alessandro Nivola, Charles Baker. Screenplay: Nicolas Winding Refn and Mary Laws & Polly Stenham.

Twitter Capsule: We've all met this Project Runway designer: technically precocious executor of ghastly or trite ideas. Meretricious.

Second Capsule: Huge props, though, to sound designers Anne Jensen and Eddie Simonsen, cinematographer Natasha Braier, and stalwart composer Cliff Martinez.

VOR:   You'll never guess: LA is image-obsessed and full of carnivorous rivalries! Especially for age- and beauty-obsessed women! Still, sounds and images live on a bloodletting edge.



Photo © 2016 Broad Green Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C


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