Thursday, June 2, 2011

Leaving Las Vegas

Nicolas Cage won an Oscar for his portrayal of a failed Hollywood writer who decides to move to Las Vegas so he can drink himself to death, and deservedly so. Watching him self-destruct on the screen is a reminder of just how talented he is, especially when compared to the drek he’s been pumping out ever since. The real discover of watching this deeply disturbing film again on Blu-ray, though, is realizing that Elisabeth Shue matches him note for note wth her stunning performance as an angry Vegas hooker.

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