Pig

Pig ★★★★

You may think you’re getting one kind of movie from the first ten or so minutes of slow, quiet, meditative silence. But Pig ends up being more direct and more intimate than you typically see with a style like that, and I’d call it fairly accessible despite the unorthodox choices it sometimes makes. It’s a contemplative study of the simpler joys that we need to save in a harsh, complicated world, and its bittersweet ending is perfect.

I had to keep this very brief, but Pig is definitely one of the most admirable movies so far this year, and a subtle yet powerful showcase for Nicholas Cage.

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