As pointed out by The Playlist, a brand-new alternate poster for Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon is making the rounds, and it's fantastic.
Check it out.
The Neon Demon hasn't set the box office on fire, but is anyone legitimately surprised by that? On the Refn spectrum, this one's way more Only God Forgives than Drive (a film that increasingly feels like the peak of Refn's accessibility). This is the kind of movie that feels divisive by design, and contains at least one moment that everyone involved must have known was transgressive enough to alienate 95% of the population.
Whatever! I walked into The Neon Demon expecting not to like it, and emerged two hours later a true believer (incidentally, this is the exact opposite of the experience I had with Only God Forgives). It's not a film I'd recommend to everyone, but I had a blast letting it happen to me.
One thing I will recommend to everyone: The Neon Demon's stunning soundtrack, from Cliff Martinez. It's easily my favorite score of the year thus far. If you're interested, you can get a taste of it in the video below, which shows off the film's hypnotic opening credits sequence.
I'm curious: any of you folks seen The Neon Demon yet? And if so, what'd you think? Sound off in the comments below.