MANDY
2018, RLJE Films, 121 min, USA, Dir: Panos Cosmatos

After a couple’s quiet, reclusive life in the mountainous region of the Mojave Desert is brutally upended by a heinous cult, lumberjack Red Miller (Nicolas Cage) is left with one thing to live for: revenge. Embarking on a blood-spattered journey of carnage and destruction with his trusty chainsaw, Red will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Directed by Panos Cosmatos (BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW), MANDY is unforgettable horror odyssey, featuring one of Cage’s most gleefully insane performances. “[A] hypnotic midnight movie, which veers from astonishing, expressionist exchanges to gory mayhem without an iota of compromise.” – Eric Kohn, IndieWire.


PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED
1986, Sony Repertory, 103 min, USA, Dir: Francis Ford Coppola

Kathleen Turner earned an Oscar nomination in the title role as a recently separated housewife who attends her high school reunion only to be transported a quarter-century back in time to her senior year. As she revisits the events that shaped the course of her life and considers changing them, Peggy Sue’s future husband (Nicolas Cage) tries to convince her of his love. This touching romantic comedy features a strong supporting cast including up-and-comers Jim Carrey, Joan Allen and Helen Hunt as well as veteran performers Maureen O'Sullivan and John Carradine.


DOG EAT DOG
2016, RLJ Entertainment, 95 min, Dir: Paul Schrader

With two strikes against them, Mad Dog (Willem Dafoe), Troy (Nicolas Cage) and Diesel (Christopher Matthew Cook) don’t have a lot of options. So the three ex-cons are receptive when mobster Grecco the Greek (director Schrader) approaches them with a kidnapping scheme … but the potentially lucrative operation quickly spirals out of control. Adapting Edward Bunker’s seminal pulp underground classic, Schrader employs a gonzo, guerrilla approach to create this brilliantly funny, scattershot noir, which takes us to the underbelly of California with endless bloodbaths, morally corrupt characters and a sadistic sense of fun. “A thoroughly disreputable, sordid and engaging crime drama.” - Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter.


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