Matisse has written 1 review for films rated ★½ during 2016.

  • The Neon Demon

    The Neon Demon

    Wow.  Wow wow wow. This is a fucking mess. The only thing keeping me from a half star rating is (once again) the absolutely gorgeous cinematography. Like Nicolas Winding Refn does, this is a supremely beautiful film. But it doesn't even come somewhat close to the gravity of the story it's trying to tell. This is an absolute garbage film, from beginning to end. Edgy, pretentious, vapid: this has all the hallmarks of a Nicolas Winding Refn film. It's beautiful, but unless you have a high tolerance for insanely pretentious bullshit, avoid this like the plague. I seriously cannot give you better advice.