Film Review: Joe

Posted on by 5WC in Film

They say that timing is everything, and this is completely true for my reasons for unashamedly saying: I like Nicolas Cage! It just happens that the teenage years in my life, the time when you graduate from PG and 12A films into the grown up world of 15s, fell at the exact moment Cage was producing some stellar work. Cinema was really starting to take hold on my life, and that was partly because Cage was releasing: Leaving Las Vegas, The Rock, Con Air, Face/Off and Bringing Out The Dead before rounding off with Gone In 60 Seconds, which introduced Angelina Jolie to my life, but sadly not Vinnie Jones.

And while, for various reasons, Cage may have dropped the baton over the last few years (Kick-Ass aside), people have been lauding Joe as a return to form, a return to the Cage of old. The Nicolas Cage of my youth. And so it was with huge disappointment that nowhere locally was showing it. No Multiplex action, no independent art house screening. Just like Frank, Joe looked set to become another pot of gold at the end of the rainbow: visible from a distance, but ultimately unobtainable. And then I found it. On my latest revelation – Curzon Home Cinema. Read more