Review: Color Out of Space

Director: Richard Stanley Stars: Nicolas Cage, Madeleine Arthur, Elliot Knight What causes a meteorite to crash land on the farm property of the Gardner family? Could it be the incantation performed by teenage witch Lavinia (Madeleine Arthur) in an effort to cure her mother's (Joely Richardson) cancer? Is it a kind of divine intervention sent … Continue reading Review: Color Out of Space

Review: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Directors: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman Stars: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Nicolas Cage It's too much, man! If it's not the brain-battering collision of every character imaginable in the MCU smashing their gloved fists into one another, it's the dreary drudgery of DC's Justice whathaveyous, the utter awfulness of Venom, the run-of-the-mill shenanigans of Ant-Man And … Continue reading Review: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Review: Mandy

Director: Panos Cosmatos Stars: Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache Just lately, physical media outlet HMV have started repackaging classic cult titles in VHS boxes. Inside are blu-rays, but the chunky throwback aesthetic is to another period's tech altogether. This marketing choice has seemed strange to me; inauthentic nostalgia without the follow-through (what about putting … Continue reading Review: Mandy

Review: The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans

***originally written 3 June 2010*** "You explore the notion that cop and criminal are really two aspects of the same person. See every cop movie ever made for other examples of this."     So says Nicolas Cage whilst portraying Charlie Kaufman in Spike Jonze's exceptional film Adaptation from 2002. The remark is part of … Continue reading Review: The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans