Joe – Nic Cage’s Best Role in Years

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Nicolas Cage is often forgotten as being one of the great living actors of his, or any, generation that has been involved in filmmaking.  It sounds hyperbolic to say, but consider his roster of credits, the wealth of talent he’s worked for, and his much-deserved Oscar.  It’s easy to think of Nic Cage screaming about bees in his eyes, or going totally apeshit in some forgettable action flick he took for the money, but when something comes along like Joe, directed by David Gordon Green, it serves as a reminder why he continues to get the work that he does.  When you see something like Joe, you remember how good he was in Adaptation., Leaving Las Vegas and Wild at Heart. 


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David Gordon Green: A Career In Review

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In preparation for this year’s Joe (directed by David Gordon Green and not to be confused with the 1970s hippies vs slobs film starring Peter Boyle), in which Nicolas Cage is thought to be nominated for an Academy Award for his performance, I wanted to break down David Gordon Green’s seminar films.  A career unlike any other filmmaker alive today.
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