Tag Archives: Nicolas Cage

Snowden

ONE NATION UNDER SURVEILLANCE FOR LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.  In 2013, former NSA employee Edward Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) clandestinely meet with two journalists and a documentary filmmaker in Hong Kong to tell them the story of why he decided to expose the U.S. government’s wide-ranging surveillance of citizens. We already have Laura Poitras’s documentary … Continue reading Snowden

Raising Arizona

A COMEDY BEYOND BELIEF. After getting hitched, a former career criminal and a police officer (Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter) learn they can’t have kids… and decide to kidnap one of a furniture magnate’s five babies, the ”Arizona Quints”. The director, writers, cinematographer and composer behind Blood Simple. (1984) returned for a comedy that borrows from … Continue reading Raising Arizona

The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call: New Orleans

THE ONLY CRIMINAL HE CAN’T CATCH IS HIMSELF. Six months after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans cop Terence McDonagh (Nicolas Cage), who’s hooked on painkillers (among other drugs), starts looking into who killed several illegal immigrants from Senegal. This film, which has nothing to do with the 1992 Bad Lieutenant, really could have ended either way. … Continue reading The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call: New Orleans

Face/Off

IN ORDER TO CATCH HIM, HE MUST BECOME HIM.   After capturing terrorist Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage), FBI agent Sean Archer (John Travolta) undergoes an experimental face transplant surgery and is turned into the spitting image of Castor as part of a plan to make the terrorist’s brother reveal crucial information. John Woo’s greatest film … Continue reading Face/Off

Stolen

12 HOURS. $10 MILLION. 1 KIDNAPPED DAUGHTER. Will Montgomery (Nicolas Cage), who’s just out of prison, learns that his former partner (Josh Lucas) isn’t dead after all, but in hiding; now he’s kidnapped Will’s daughter and wants $10 million from an earlier heist. Another completely forgettable action movie from Cage and Simon West (who made … Continue reading Stolen

The Frozen Ground

THE HUNTER BECOMES THE HUNTED. In 1983, Anchorage cop Jack Halcombe (Nicolas Cage) takes a prostitute (Vanessa Hudgens) seriously and soon realizes that the vicious man she once ran away from could lie behind several disappearances in Alaska. This directing debut, a story of how local police tracked down a serial killer who enjoyed hunting … Continue reading The Frozen Ground

Drive Angry

ONE HELL OF A RIDE. John Milton (Nicolas Cage) has returned from Hell to destroy a cult leader (Billy Burke) who intends to sacrifice his granddaughter in a Satanist ritual. In some of his cheapest genre productions, Cage has played different characters but essentially given the same performance; this movie simply can’t be anymore Cage-esque. … Continue reading Drive Angry