The film’s repetitive and lifeless dialogue robs otherwise charismatic performers of distinguishing characteristics.
Director Panos Cosmatos’s Mandy is a profoundly violent and weirdly moving poem of male alienation.
The interminable first act of Christina Choe’s film does eventually threaten to lead us into resonant territory.
The battle of wills between Lavrentiy Beria and Nikita Khrushchev propels the film’s most pointed satire.
The film sacrifices some of its innate appeal by making ham out of the supposed relics of a less enlightened era.
The film gets close to a double-barreled satirical thriller commenting on the historic rift between city and country.
It places regurgitated ideas into the mouths of gifted actors, then drops them amid a kooky story that plays like an elaborate distraction from what little the film actually has to say.
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