and Nicholas Cage
I saw this only a couple days after "Fight Club",
one heavy film on the tail of another. Another couple of days
might have been a good thing.
So: Martin Scorsese's new film. Nicholas Cage plays an
ambulance driver who is suffering from burnout. He sees the ghost
of a woman he could not save, and tortures himself as a result.
It's a long creepy ride that had be squirming in my seat for
about 2 hours. Not bad.
I've read reviews of this film that have criticized it as
being uneven and not to scratch with his other films. Sure, it's
no "Casino". On the other hand, it's not as dreary as
"The Age of Innocence," either. There are parts when
the pace flags, and you wonder why the story has stalled out, but
it soon finds its head again and you're off at 60 miles per hour.
Compare it to almost every other film that's playing this
weekend, you'll find it's one of the most competently made, and
possibly thought-provoking (though you have to work at it.
Nothing comes for free.)
Web Site (Paramount)