Pig is a Slow Burn Delicacy Featuring Another Great Performance from Nicolas Cage (Review)

Pig is a Slow Burn Delicacy Featuring Another Great Performance from Nicolas Cage (Review)

Nicolas Cage, for all his up-and-down performances over the years, is still one of the most prolific actors in the business today. Sure, he’s had more duds than you might think and churns those out quite often, even as recently as earlier this year with Willy’s Wonderland. But then you take a look at his other movies, especially in the past couple of years, like Color Out of Space and Mandy, and they are great. Anytime Cage has a new movie, for all intents and purposes, it always grabs you. And so when a movie called Pig starring an actor like him arrives, it certainly will get your attention. However, Pig is not what you’re expecting. And that’s more than fine, thanks to Cage’s performance and the film’s subject material we see play out over its 90-minute runtime.  Read more

Kevin’s Year-in-Review & The Best Movies of 2018 Including You Were Never Really Here

Kevin’s Year-in-Review & The Best Movies of 2018 Including You Were Never Really Here

2018 was another year of highs and lows on top of ups and downs thanks to the chaos of the daily news cycle, and the continued uncertainty about the future of cinema on the business side, as well as the magic of the theatrical experience that comes with the medium. But at the end of the day, the one constant positive was that in one way or the other, the movies were always there to make us laugh, give us catharsis, and escape the uncertain state of our current reality, regardless of genre, message or culture. And while Hollywood appeared to be moving in the direction toward rewarding films that connected with general audiences in this particular year, it was the genre films that stood out amongst the plethora of cinematic offerings through their thought-provoking messages about the current political climate, the state of society at this point in time, racial tensions, class struggles, mental illness and even how we connect to each other spiritually. From the films that had us gripping our armrests over existential terrors and the period pieces that went to 1970s New York and Victorian-era England, to heist films in contemporary America and stylish psychological thrillers, the cinema helped us ponder about the times we live in now, how we communicate with each other today, and who we are as people. So without further ado, this is a look back at the last year in movies, and the best films of 2018. Read more

Keven’s Top 10 Movies of 2018: Mandy, Assassination Nation & The Night Comes For Us

Keven’s Top 10 Movies of 2018: Mandy, Assassination Nation & The Night Comes For Us

Movies reigned supreme in 2018 with some of the most groundbreaking and original films that I’ve not only seen this year, but EVER. From the Nicolas Cage headlined and bloodsoaked acid trip Mandy, to the social media black comedy Assassination Nation – we had it made as cinema nuts.
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Mandy is an Oscar Worthy Grindhouse Masterpiece – The Best Film of 2018 (Review)

Mandy is an Oscar Worthy Grindhouse Masterpiece – The Best Film of 2018 (Review)

Mandy is available in theaters and VOD now from RLJE Films! Mandy is directed by visionary filmmaker Panos Cosmatos and stars Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache, Ned Dennehy, Olwen Fouéré with Richard Brake and Bill Duke. Here is my review: Read more

Mandy Trailer Delivers Wildest Preview of 2018 & Promises Nic Cage’s Most Bonkers Film to Date

Mandy Trailer Delivers Wildest Preview of 2018 & Promises Nic Cage’s Most Bonkers Film to Date

Mandy is an upcoming film from RLJE Films directed by Panos Cosmatos and starring Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache, Ned Dennehy, Olwen Fouéré with Richard Brake and Bill Duke. Mandy hits theaters September 14, 2018! Read more