Tag Archives: Nicolas Cage

August 2021 Viewing Diary

Pig (2021; d. Michael Sarnoski) I wish I could write at length about some of these. I just don’t have the time these days. I absolutely loved Pig, about an isolated woodsman-truffle-hunter (Nicolas Cage) whose beloved truffle pig is stolen. … Continue reading

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April 2021 Viewing Diary

Jewel Robbery (1932; d. William Dieterle) This glittering pre-Code, starring William Powell as a jewel thief, and Kay Francis as a married woman in love with her jewels, is such a subversive delight. Powell is devastatingly charming and Francis is … Continue reading

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February 2020 Viewing Diary

Ted Bundy: Falling For a Killer (2020; d. Trish Wood) I can’t help it. I’ve been reading about Ted Bundy since I read Ann Rule’s book in high school. I hate him so much, but I can’t quit him. I … Continue reading

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2018 Top 10 Movies

To cut off people who want to say “But what about …” or “You forgot …”, let me just say: No. I did not. I did not forget. There will be another list to follow of all of the films … Continue reading

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Year in Review: Shooting My Mouth Off in 2014

I may write some magnum opus in the next two days, you never know, but here are links to some of the things I’ve written in 2014, here and elsewhere. I have worked hard to keep my site an eclectic … Continue reading

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Joe (2013); directed by David Gordon Green

Joe barely got a release. It was in New York for about 4 days, and I missed it. The fact that Joe, a great American film, in my opinion, couldn’t even get distribution is evidence of the dire-ness of the … Continue reading

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Review: The Frozen Ground (2013)

Starring Nicolas Cage, John Cusack and Vanessa Hudgens, it’s the story of the manhunt for creepy Alaskan serial killer Robert Hansen back in the early 80s. It’s barely getting a theatrical release, which is confusing, since I thought it was … Continue reading

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Valley Girl: The Theory of Electricity and Wanting

Martha Coolidge, director of Valley Girl: I wanted that feeling of love at first sight that just hits you. Hard. My goal in this picture was to accomplish the feelings that you have in your first love, the kind of … Continue reading

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The Weather Man: Marketed Wrong

I’ve always liked Nicholas Cage even when I’m not wacky about his performance. Why? Because he takes risks. (The first time I ever saw him was in the beautiful Valley Girl. I still remember thinking: “Holy crap … who is … Continue reading

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