Pig (2021)

Dir. Michael Sarnoski


The quiet power of Nicolas Cage is an untapped well of great performances, it’s been discovered recently with “Mandy” but it’s with Pig that Cage takes a quiet role and adds layers of grief and sorrow that have never been addressed because of his decision to return to the woods after his partner died. This background on Cage’s Robin is slowly revealed to retain as much mystery about this legendary chef who suddenly left the culinary world and is brought back because of the disappearance of his truffle pig. It’s a premise that sounds familiar and could go into the basic plotline of “revenge” but Cage is not interested in that, just to retrieve the one thing he truly cares about anymore. “Pig” is a film that wants to deal with the emotions and memories that were left undealt with, the thoughts in your head that you don’t want to think about. Michael Sarnoski is not a veteran filmmaker yet feels extremely confident with the direction he wants to go on throughout “Pig.” The final course is one made out of love and anger, to remind someone of a memory that can no longer be recreated. It’s a powerful message that came from a movie that starred Nicolas Cage talking about a pig.