Review – It’s A Hard Knox Life (“Stillwater”)

Co-writer & director Tom McCarthy read about Amanda Knox, her 2007 murder arrest and trial in Italy (see 2nd movie review below), and that gave him the inspiration to write this fictional movie. So, you might say this movie is “ripped from the headlines”, right? Without so much as a backstory, flashback, or newspaper clipping,…

Review – That’ll do, Nic. That’ll do. (“Pig”)

Nicolas Cage. Once a highly respected actor, an Academy Award winner (for Leaving Las Vegas) and the nephew of famed film director Francis Ford Coppola, but sometime after 2009 his acting and film choices became, oh. . . how to put this. . . seriously questionable. After ten years plus of doing either voice-over work…