Sometimes you watch a movie and instantly know it’s something people are going to watch and discuss from this moment in history forward.
Panos Cosmatos’ Mandy is exactly that and we absolutely loved it.
On the surface, Mandy is a very straightforward story.
A logger named Red (Nicolas Cage) finds his simple life torn apart when he and his wife, Mandy (Andrea Riseborough), are attacked by a cult, and he goes on a murderous rampage.
Like a painter with a canvas, that plot is just the base level.
On top of it, layers upon layers are added, thematically, visually, and sonically.