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Expect the unexpected as I believe I’ve just witnessed 2021’s finest artisan gem. Pig is truly a soulful yet devastating journey showcasing the effects of grief and companionship, especially on how far Nicolas Cage is willing to go to get his beloved truffle pig back. 

Divided into three chapters, the narrative follows Robin Feld (Cage), a truffle hunter who lives a quiet and simple life in the great wilderness of Oregon alone with his Pig. However one fateful night his cabin in the woods is raided and pig kidnapped. Robin must return to his forgotten past with assistance from the only contact he has, Amir played by Alex wolff who stops by once a week for his supply of truffles. Amir aids Rob in finding and rescuing the animal. 

Pig is Michael Sarnoski’s feature film debut as a writer/director and has truly shown that he’s got a distinct visual style as the filmmaking is phenomenal plus the cinematography adds a dampness and disenchanted quality to this foodie noir. 

Nicolas Cage has truly aged like fine wine as he’s not afraid to make himself look and feel dirty in the truffle woodland environment.His performance shows a deeper side to the actor since he plays a character quiet and introverted with only few words. Pig also marks Wolff’s best role since his breakout performance in Hereditary. 

Pairing Cage and Wolff together was the films masterstroke. both work perfectly together and have the chemistry which allows them to go back and forth with each other, which is enjoyable to watch. 

With her thick auburn hair, striking eyes and sleek physique, Nicolas Cage’s latest co-star is Brandy who’s landed her first ever onscreen role as Pig. Though despite looking the part brandy had to go through weeks of training, encouraged with grapes and apples she eventually leaned to sit, step back and jump, she even had her own trailer. 

Without saying too much, Rob is able to gather that the culprits are from Portland and must definitely share connections with his past life there as a renowned chef and loving partner. This allows the script to peel away each layer of character such as Amir who had a toxic upbringing and seeking his fathers approval. Their search takes them down into the cooking scene of Portland as the characters are fuelled by the passion for food. 

If your expecting a rampage, go find another movie. There is a little violence in the film, especially seen through an underground chefs’ fight club of sorts. Its unglamorous and brutal thus not easy to watch. Cage’s mountain man is keenly observant and verbally fights them by saying meaningful things that strike other characters in a deep place. He’s not being abusive, just telling them the gods honest truth as he see’s it. Sarnoski goes through every scene in detail, he provides exceptional visuals that left me in tears. Henry Mancini’s score accompanies the film gracefully with the addition of classic themes that aid in the films progress in building an emotional ending. The film never breaks it’s tone and stays consistent and effective. Cage seems at home smell-testing the mushrooms he’s truly a scavenger. 

Overall, Pig is a phenomenal piece of art that tells an emotional, touching and lonely journey that focuses on companionship and discovering who you once were, especially facing your past. The film has also proved to be one of Cage’s best performances to date. Now we just need a film showing the pigs perspective. 

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The Batman | Official Trailer 2 – DC Fandome

The Batman is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. The film is being produced by DC Films and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, and is a reboot of the Batman film franchise. The film is directed by Matt Reeves, who wrote the screenplay with Mattson Tomlin.



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March 4, 2022

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Matt Reeves

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Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Colin Farrell, Paul Dano, Andy Serkis, Peter Sarsgaard, John Turturro, Jeffrey Wright

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The Batman is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. The film is being produced by DC Films and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, and is a reboot of the Batman film franchise. The film is directed by Matt Reeves, who wrote the screenplay with Mattson Tomlin.

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Mothers of the Revolution – They’ve Challenged World Leaders, Altered The Course Of History And Truly Inspired Millions

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Mothers of the Revolution tells the story of one of the longest protests in history. Between 1981 and 2000, thousands of women from around the world came together at Greenham Common to take a rightful stand against nuclear proliferation. This remarkable group of fearless women were shunned by the press and the media. Director Briar March reveals the women as the cold war heroes they truly were, she tells the story of these women through their eyes and though reenactments as they persisted arrests, condemnation and scorn. 



In the early 1980s, a young mother in Wales was alarmed like many about the UK government’s Campaign called “Protect And Survive”, which advised people to use the four minutes between the warning and a nuclear strike to stack suitcases full of objects like books to absorb the radiation. The Pressure and rising threat to their own families’ safety called for action and thus the Women for Life on Earth group was born.

From the conversation around the kitchen table in Wales, Karmen Thomas took action. She was instrumental in organising the initial protest which on the 5th of September 1981 these women marched from Wales too Berkshire to protest over the nuclear weapons being kept at RAF Greenham Common. Over 120 miles they become a living protest against the British Governments decision. The protest surly gathered momentum as when the reached Greenham Common permanent camps were set up. 

Many women joined the camp such as Chris Drake, a single mother and millworker who truly felt like she belonged and felt like she was born again. Young mothers were not a group who traditionally had their voices heard at the time and the press moved on to other issues they deemed more important, So the women organised Embrace The Base. A day in which the camp and women across the country who travelled up joined hands to form a human chain around the entire military base. 

This documentary is a celebration of Greenham such as its spirit and the effects, which were all worth celebrating. However the film also shows the difficult aspects such as the brutal evictions and assaults by the police force and soldiers. It truly was a Cold War drama/thriller with the tension of a soviet spy novel. It’s also the story of love especially for family and children , and of the commitment these women made to a higher cause. 



They’ve challenged world leaders, altered the course of history and truly inspired millions, it’s an emotional and empowering documentary. 

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Brother’s Keeper – A Strong Film About Incompetent Adults Failing These Vulnerable Kids

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Yusuf (Samet Yıldız) and his best friend Memo (Nurullah Alaca) are pupils at a boarding school for Kurdish boys, secluded in the mountains of Eastern Anatolia. Both live in the same dorm as it’s a strict and a very repetitive environment, however when Memo falls mysteriously ill, Yusuf is forced to struggle through the bureaucratic obstacles put up by the school’s repressive authorities to try to help his friend. But by the time the adults in charge finally listen and understand the seriousness of Memo’s condition and desperately try to get him to a hospital, the school has been buried under a sudden heavy snowfall. despite the cold and with no way out, they’re desperate tp reach for help. Teachers and pupils engage in a blame game, where grudges, feelings of guilt and hidden secrets emerge. 



Brother’s keeper is truly a study about the power of social realism which is used as a persuasive tool but it’s also about the teacher’s incompetence, responsibility and guilt. It’s a character driven story that has investigative elements to it. 

The Pupils are reminded on how lucky they are to be there, yet it feels more like a relentless institution that’s run like a juvenile detention centre rather then a proper educational school. 

The film remains on the smaller scale and made to feel intimate. The sense of isolation creates this frosty atmosphere where the cold reflects the Icy tension between staff and pupils, the Institute is rather dull and callous but the film does have one running gag where staff members repeatedly slip on the icy floor as each teacher and headmaster enter the sickroom. 

Overall this is a really strong film about incompetent adults failing these vulnerable kids, which made the situation truly bleak. It has some great performances and foreshadows the ending which was so deep that it’ll linger.

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