Director: Panos Cosmatos
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough

I first watched Mandy at 2 a.m. on a Saturday night. I had been smoking all day, and after probably several weed naps, I had all this energy, so I figured I’d check out that weird Nic Cage movie everyone kept telling me about. I was not ready for what was about to happen to my brain.

Mandy is the art of cinema in its highest form. It’s the reason we go to the movies: to be entertained. The arthouse visuals—deep red and blue hues, the lighting on the gore, the pace—mixed with the midnight horror movie tone, really made Mandy an easy watch, even in the middle of the night. It’s actually the perfect film to watch in the wee hours of the morning.

Director Panos Cosmatos and the acting god who is Nic Cage should get on their DiCaprio/Scorsese shit. Cosmatos should makes a Mandy universe like Star Wars and Marvel are doing. The world needs to see more cult bike gangs dressed like the Legion of Doom. —Angel Diaz