The Neon Demon

Elle Fanning stars as an it girl who is as lovely and vapid as this movie. © 2016 Amazon Studios

(Reviewed June 2, 2016, by James Dawson)

It's hard to believe that Nicolas Winding Refn, the director of "Drive" and "Only God Forgives" (both of which got an "A" grade from Yours Truly) could make a movie as beautiful but embarrassingly bad as "The Neon Demon," which is like what you might get if David Lynch suffered a head injury before helming a boringly soft-core Penthouse video. Also, it's so painfully, ass-draggingly slow that even a dyslexic typist would have no trouble transcribing all of its dialog in real time without hitting pause.


Back Row Reviews Grade: D