2000s List Discussion and Suggestions (Lists Project Vol. 3)

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Lord of War (Andrew Niccol, 2005)

#276 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:12 pm

Lord of War (Andrew Niccol, 2005)

I really liked this from the first time I saw it and I feel it stands up even and maybe especially now. What really stands up for me now in this is how Nicolas Cage made the genius choice of comparatively looking motionless whenever Jared Leto is on-screen doing his version of an over-the-top Nicolas Cage performance. It's a nice manipulation of the relationship an audience would have with his more hammy performances, and it lends itself all the more that these two characters are brothers.

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