This January at Catching Up On Cinema, we’ll be doing a bit of housekeeping and Catching Up On cinema from the year 2021.
This week, Trevor and Kyle sit down to review Michael Sarnoski’s, Pig (2021)!
A critical indie darling from 2021, the film pulls double duty as both a skillful and confident directorial debut for Michael Sarnoski, as well as an incredible platform for displaying the gentler and more subtle ranges of star Nicolas Cage’s acting ability.
Contemplative and thematically dense, like a fine meal, the film demands intimate engagement with it’s audience in order to yield the richest results.
Beautifully shot and cut with an even hand, in spite of it’s subject matter, the film boasts and elemental and somehow organic warmth to it that manage to buoy the experience and prevent it from feeling weighed down by it’s more dour notes.
A layered experience that, again, much like a fine meal, is made further enjoyable via sharing and discussion long after it’s conclusion.
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