JOE

Directed by David Gordon Green

The return of Nicolas Cage is nigh! Joe is traditional storytelling done right. It never tries to be anything bigger than it is: a story about a less-than-perfect-man who becomes a father figure to a less-than-perfect-teenager: but it ticks all the boxes. Nic Cage hasn’t been so empathetic in a long time, and his performance is matched by every supporting character inhabiting his world, aside from the random creep with the scars on his face. But the score and the cinematography were absolutely perfect in helping create the wonderful tone of transparency and lightness of being throughout.

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