Earning a 4-minute standing ovation at Cannes Film Festival, Mandy embraces the world of art-house cinema while comfortably fitting itself amidst popular midnight movies. It’s the best of both worlds, and that’s not the only thing about Mandy that flips like a coin. Perhaps it’s most alienating quality is it’s most attractive, and I seek to engage its passionate love and furious anger in this latest episode of Cinematic Doctrine!
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Mandy is Unrated, but here’s my own certificate: Rated R for intense graphic/bloody violence and gore, graphic nudity, sexual content, pervasive drugs and alcohol, and language. It features Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache, and Bill Duke. Directed by Panos Cosmatos.
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Intro / Outro song – Kevin Macleod’s ‘Happy Alley’
Melvin Benson is the creator, editor, and lead host of Cinematic Doctrine. He’s written fiction and nonfiction for over a decade with short stories featured on the Creepypasta Wiki and Wattpad. His novelette Ethereal Temptation, a teen drama with a tinge of magical-realism, can be read for free here. His hope is to see King Jesus glorified as far as the east is from the west!
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