Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Writers: Nicolas Winding Refn (story by), Nicolas Winding Refn (screenplay)
Stars: Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves
PLOT: The career of Nicolas Winding Refn seem to be marked by controversy, his films can cause anything but indifference. Drive and Only God Forgives are two good examples of this. His style is characterized by a poetic air and there are many ways to tell a story, theirs no longer the original tremendously. Detractors also has, perhaps being accused of pretentious. One does not choose neither one side nor the other, each film is different, and as such try analysis.
The Neon Demon is masterful in both its conception and realization. It has an air of ochentero video clip, without it being at all pejorative. He dares to entangle the lofty images with a background that bare the lowest human instincts, something like The Tree of Life Terrence Malick bridging the gap. A good budget helps to stage the project, and get this, whether we like it or not, it is a plus point. Continue reading