Though I have slightly increased my activity in the blogosphere so far this year, it has been difficult to go through many films. Most of what I’ve watched are blind spots from last year, but I still have a lot of catching up to do. As it has been the case in the last few months, I probably spent more time on a couple of TV shows. First, I went through the first two seasons of BBC’s original series Peaky Blinders and, in the last couple of days of February, I devoured the entire third season of House of Cards (I know…)
Director: Mike Figgis
Cast: Nicholas Cage, Elisabeth Shue
Before Nicholas Cage married, divorced and spent vast amounts of money that forced him to take every part that came his way not to fall into bankruptcy, he was once a sought-after actor with a natural gift and the mainstream appeal to bring box office revenue to any project.
Sometime in the mid-nineties, right before he turned into an action-movie star with films like “The Rock” and “Con-Air”, Nicholas Cage took the role of Ben, a freshly divorced Hollywood agent in the last stages of alcoholism who, after being fired from his job, decides to move to Las Vegas to drink himself to death.