Tag: The Neon Demon

Critics in Conversation: Talking about Filmmakers and Talking with Them

Manuela Lazic and Adam Nayman on Conducting Interviews and Writing about Directors

TIFF 2017 Capsule Reviews

TIFF 2017: ‘Dark River,’ ‘Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc,’ ‘Alanis,’ ‘Beast,’ ‘Occidental’

Review: Brent Bonacorso’s ‘You Get Me’

“‘You Get Me’ is predictable and often frustrating, but the visuals leave a lasting impression.”

There’s Something Inside You: Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘Drive’

“It’s the subliminal drive toward the realization of his ideal self that evokes his potential.”

Looking Back at Camp Crystal Lake: Mike Thorn and Anya Stanley on the ‘Friday the 13th’ Franchise

A.M. Novak and Mike Thorn Talk ‘Friday the 13th’!

When the Male Gaze Breaks: Between ‘The Neon Demon’ and ‘Black Swan’

“In Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Black Swan’ and Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘The Neon Demon,’ the female body is used in its most delicate and presumptuously feminine form.”

As American as Apple Pie: The Contemporary Applicability of Jacques Tourneur’s ‘Cat People’

“In regards to modern day politics, ‘Cat People’ captures the anti-immigration fervor of the 2016 American presidential campaign and election.”

A Mother’s Twisted Love: Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s ‘Evolution’

“Elliptical and predominantly visual, ‘Evolution’ will frustrate any viewer unwilling to let go of common sense.”

The Bewitching Terror of Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘The Neon Demon’

“Refn provides a movie with universal appeal, displaying how pathetic and desperate human beings can be in their moments of weakness, insecurity and greed.”

His Blazing Automatics: 2016 Is the Year of Keanu Reeves

“Don’t call it a comeback, call it a Reeves-urrection.”