Movie Diary 6/27/2022

Peggy Sue Got Married (Francis Coppola, 1986) and Wild at Heart (David Lynch, 1990). Two re-watches in preparation for last week’s Nicolas Cage program. Neither film is among the greatest of its director, but watching Cage in these two can still give you the charge of something new happening on screen.

Grand Isle (Stephen S. Campanelli, 2019). A stab at Southern noir, with Cage and KaDee Strickland as a couple in a poisonous marriage, briefly joined by a handyman who shares a hurricane-inflected night at their mansion. The film is not good, and it gets worse as it reveals the horrible secrets contained within the house.