Pro tip: DRUGS would help the experience of “Mandy.” But even without DRUGS, this flick from the director of “Beyond the Black Rainbow” and son of the guy that directed the ever-excellent “Tombstone,” Panos Cosmatos is all about Nicolas Cage and his descent into madness after a sex cult kills his fantasy-loving wife and destroys his peaceful existence.

The imagery is fascinating, the score one of the best from the late, Johann Johannsson, and if you love grindhouse and acid trip type cinema from the 70s and 80s, this very well might be the “Citizen Kane” of the genre.

The violence is brutal and gory, which I love, and if you like to see Nic Cage flip out “Kiss of the Vampire” style with a touch of “Face/Off” and a pinch of “The Wicker Man,” oh boy are you in for a treat.

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