Pig – Movie Review

TL;DR Movie Reviews and Analysis

TL;DR – This is a film that has so many disparate parts that it threatens to come apart at every turn, but they hold it together into this heartfelt journey.     

Post-Credit Scene – There is no post-credit scene

Disclosure – I paid to watch this film

Pig. Image Credit: Madman Films.

Pig Review

There is this phrase that gets used today: that things can be a ‘mood’. It is one of those concepts that is difficult to define, but you instantly recognise it when you see it. Today, we have a film that is a mood from the moment it starts till the moment it ends.

So to set the scene, we open in a forest by a river where Robin “Rob” Feld (Nicolas Cage) lives with his pig Pig and spends his days rummaging for truffles. He trades his truffles for supplies once a week with Amir (Alex…

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Top 10 Best Movies of 2021

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“Top.” “Best.” What do these words mean? Nothing, really. They are SEO-friendly buzzwords which stand for nothing in particular. Objectivity is a lie. These are my opinions, thus this (like all Top 10 lists) means only what you want it to. If your favorite movie doesn’t make the cut of this list, I either didn’t see it or didn’t like it.

Speaking of SEO-friendly keywords, let’s talk about “Worst.” Normally, I end the year with two annual lists, one for the best movies and one for the worst. Weird as 2021 was for movie releases, I did manage to see roughly 175 titles which are eligible for this list. All the same, those I didn’t like were

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Movies, Movies, Movies! Best Movies Recap 2020 – 2021

For any movie buffs out there, this blog provides short and precise (just as I like it) reviews and suggestions.

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Hello Everybody!  This week’s installment will be a list of my favorite movies seen during 2021 but were made in 2020 or 2021.  They are not in any particular order of liking.  All are worth seeing.  I have included a link to the trailers for each and also a short blurb on the plot.  Next week I’ll be back to the regular reviews.

Best Movies I Saw in 2021 that were made in 2020 or 2021

The White Tiger2020actionYoung poor man tries to work his way to success as a driver for a wealthy man in India
Tenet 2020sci-fiFuturistic mindbender with time travel
Resistance2020Action, biographyBiography of Marcel Marceau in WWII
Disclosure2020Drama 4 yr-old accuses son of politician of sexual misconduct (Australian film)
The Silencing2020Crime drama Reformed hunter who lives rustic lifestyle becomes hunted by a serial killer

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MMT sneak peek of MOONFALL — Music Movies Thoughts

Happy first Monday of the new year MMT Fam! What do you think you’d get when you mix Academy Award® winner Halle Berry (Bruised), Game of Thrones alum (and a fave as Samwell Tarly) John Bradley, and The Conjuring series alum Patrick Wilson (Ed Warren)? I think magic! And we have a special “sneak peek” treat courtesy […]

MMT sneak peek of MOONFALL — Music Movies Thoughts

Movies, Movies, Movies! #111 – December 28, 2021

Some potential movie choices for you here…….

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Welcome to another installment of Movies, Movies, Movies!  We’ve come to the last installment of the series for the year.  Next week I will be posting a list of my favorite films made in 2020 or 2021 that I’ve seen.  I am including the tail end of 2020 because some weren’t available to borrow from library at the end of last year.  I’ll do the same next year.  

Pig (2021)
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Alex Wolff, Cassandra Violet, Julia Bray, Adam Arkin
Director: Michael Sarnoski
Genres: drama
Synopsis: Rob (Cage) was once a top chef in Portland, OR, but years ago he decided to walk away from it to live a rustic lifestyle in the wilderness with his pet/friend, Pig, the pig. Rob and Pig find truffles and sell them to brokers who work with the finest restaurants. The truffle sales make enough to allow Rob to survive in…

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Movie Reviews from the Dark

Greetings again from the darkness. One could view being number four in a trilogy as similar to being the ‘third wheel’ on a date. Or one could view it as a new beginning, with a familiar foundation. Your way of viewing will likely depend on whether you choose the red pill or the blue one. This time out, it’s only writer-director Lana Wachowski, without her sister Lilly. Their groundbreaking first film in the series hit screens in 1999, and it’s been 18 years since the last. Lana co-wrote this script with David Mitchell and Aleksandar Hemon.

There is a stunning opening action sequence that is so well done, most will feel like it alone is worth the price of a ticket. But it’s another of the early scenes that really caught my attention and had me laugh out loud and applaud the audacity. Keanu Reeves stars (again) as…

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