Mandy review – Nicolas Cage’s bloodsoaked fever dream

There comes a time in an actor’s career where their name alone gives a clear enough indication of what kind of movie to expect. Nicolas Cage reached that point a long time ago — so long ago that you’d be forgiven for thinking he couldn’t possibly make another movie that is just so, well, Cage. And yet, Panos Cosmatos’ new film, Mandy, exists.

It’s a simple premise: Red (Cage) and Mandy (Andrea Riseborough) are in love. They live in a secluded cabin in the woods in blissful harmony, until their tender idyll is destroyed by a manic sect who brutally murder the eponymous lover. And naturally, Red being heartbroken and Cage being Cage, he seeks revenge and things kick off in a spectacular fashion.

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