Director Panos Cosmatos’s Mandy is a profoundly violent and weirdly moving poem of male alienation.
The episode offers up a battle between CGI dragons and CGI zombies, to pulpy effect but no moral consequence.
It collapses into repetition and unintended self-parody, as it’s devoid of the subtext and empathetic audacity.
At least it doesn’t make the mistake of attempting to check off every moment of a man’s life over the course of a few hours.
The Black Dahlia, one of the finest Cinemascope films of recent years, is presented in a mostly excellent anamorphic transfer that preserves its 2.35:1 theatrical aspect ratio.