The Neon Demon

The Neon Demon

Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn

After taking the fashion world by storm, an innocent 16-year-old model faces the wrath of vicious rivals who despise her fresh-faced beauty.

After taking the fashion world by storm, an innocent 16-year-old model faces the wrath of vicious rivals who despise her fresh-faced beauty.

Cast: Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves

Member Reviews

A beautiful looking piece of artistic trash.

Urseye
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1 day ago

Would have worked better as a short film.

chromaticfrog
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1 week ago

Eh. It was really pretty in terms of cinematography, but the movie itself was not my taste. I was really hoping that Jesse would have made like a deal with the devil or something and come out on top, so I was super annoyed that those catty bitches bested her. I also HATED the necrophilia scene. I’m a FD and Embalmer and it’s one of those overused stereotypes about anyone in the death care industry. It literally made me want to puke considering how disgusting decedents mouths are… Usually dehydrated and peely from the dried mucous.. blechhh. I fast forwarded a lot through it and didn’t miss much. I really feel like I wasted my afternoon.

Roboticaproxy
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1 week ago

I honestly can't believe that a Nicolas Winding Refn movie made here. And what better than the beautifully shot and scored supernaturalish psychological horror The Neon Demon. Refn's colorblindness once again allows him to flex his typical visual-style-as-substance filmmaking approach with striking and fantastical imagery (proven by his previous and more Lynchian work, Only God Forgives) that slickly depicts, often with realistic accuracy, the cut-and-dried superficiality in modelling for the fashion industry, where age is only considered a number and jealousy escalates to dangerous heights. The movie focuses on Elle Fanning's character, a seemingly innocent teenager who begins her descent into narcisism and superiority. The movie grows increasingly disturbing, with one scene involving Jena Malone's character that is extremely unsettling to watch. It was however fun seeing Keanu Reeves taking on the role of an extemely shady motel owner, only further adding to the Neon Demon's unsettling nature. Some electrifying performances all around. And last but not least is one of Cliff Martinez's best scores and Refn collaborations yet, with a fittingly synthwavey mix that compliments the fantastical and occasionally supernatural tones. So please, watch this arthouse masterpiece and revel in its beauty, whether natural or manufactured.

neil2468
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1 week ago

This movie imo had so much potential but I found it way to artsy for my taste!

JenniB
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2 weeks ago