Pig ★★★★★

movies with concepts like this, characters like these, posters like this (etc. etc.), are really predictable in our generation. even when new gritty thriller dramas in this camp of movie are unique or unpredictable or impactful or absolutely brilliant or all of the above, you can still feel this strong familiarity with the mood & the narrative beats. but pig is something else. sure, a lot of the cinematography & genre-mending has been nothing new for the past couple decades now, but the way it subverts genre expectations is where this thing stands tall, and the way this subversion flows with the narrative itself turns the film into some sort of beautiful  anti-revenge statement. a quiet melancholic thriller. also everyone is correct that nic cage gives some of if not his best acting ever.

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