You’re A Bad Dad, Nicolas Cage (feat. Andy Crump)
What better way to deconstruct the method to Nicolas Cage’s apparent madness than by looking at telling moments in which he played dads … bad dads!
In the newly released “Mom and Dad,” Cage loses his cool and endeavors to murder his children (5:05). Plus, film critic Andy Crump joins our show to discuss why this new VOD horror outing contains the best Cage freakout in a decade (23:20). In “Matchstick Men,” OCD Cage attempts to connect with his estranged daughter by teaching her how to be a con lady (42:25). And speaking of cons, Cage is desperate (sort of) to get back to a daughter he’s never met in the ’90s classic “Con Air” (57:00). Prepare yourself for bad impersonations, outrageous claims, and conflicting opinions on a one-of-a-kind film career in this all-Cage episode!
Be sure to read Andy Crump’s Hollywood Reporter essay on Cage’s “Mom and Dad” performance. And keep up with more of his film criticism here.
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