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Non-Review Review: Bad Lieutenant – Port of Call New Orleans

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans is a mess of a movie. I don’t mean that as praise, nor do I mean it as criticism. It’s just a jumble of ideas and scenes, plot contrivances and random incidents, all tied together through the central performance of Nicolas Cage as Lieutenant Terrence McDonagh. Watching the film, I’m not entirely convinced that it really works, but I do have increased respect for Nicolas Cage, who seems to hold Werner Herzog’s shattered examination together through the sheer force of his performance.

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10 for 10: Top Ten Movie Moments of the Year

Tomorrow, I’ll be revealing my top ten movies of the past year. It should be a fairly straightforward list, and – to be honest – there won’t be too many surprises on it. Anyway, I thought I’d put together my list of the top ten “moments” from the past year. As ever, I’m Irish – so I’ve yet to see the major crop of Oscar nominees – but it’s worth keeping in mind that there isn’t really a major overlap between this and the list of the best pictures. Some of the best movies didn’t have iconic moments, while some of the best moments were in otherwise lackluster films. Some good movies had great moments, and some great movies had simply okay moments. So, with the rules out of the way, let’s get this countdown under way!

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How Nicolas Cage Chooses His Movies…

As a movie fan who is amazed at how Nicolas Cage can alternate between fascinating films like Kick-Ass and Bad Lieutenant and pure dreck like Next, Knowing, The Sorcerer’s Apprenticewell, the list goes on… anyway, as a movie fan, I’ve wondered how no one has ever attempted to stop him from making terrible choices. Apparently the guys at College Humour have also pondered the question and here’s the fun result: