FFCC members on Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon

FFCC members on Nicolas Winding Refn’s LA fever dream The Neon Demon.


Juan Barquin, Dim the House Lights

“It’s at once the most indulgent thing Refn’s ever produced and the most restrained, always touching upon this and that but refusing to let the audience get more once he’s given them a taste. Club scenes? Here’s that. Romance? Some of that too. Lesbians? Mmm, why not? Gore? Just a touch. Necrophilia? Oh, alright, enjoy. Cannibalism? Hooray!”

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Hans MorgensternIndependent Ethos

“Refn’s flashy style, filled with the cold nebulous neon lighting of purple and red, brazenly lensed by Natasha Braier, is the perfect vessel to present the depraved world that quite literally chews Jesse up and spits her out.”

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Rene RodriguezMiami Herald

The Neon Demon is flat-out bonkers in the best, most glorious way, and it reminds you how safe and stolid mainstream American movies have become, how afraid they are to do anything radically different and how befuddled we react when they dare.”

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Alfred SotoHumanizing the Vacuum

“Give me The Bling Ring and Sofia Coppola’s other explorations of West Hollywood entropy. Give me Red Desert. Give me a hand job. Anything other than Afternoon of the Eaten Dead. He should change his name to Long-Winded and share starfucking stories on Adriatic cruises.”

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