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    Review: Nicolas Cage Returns to His Naturalist Roots in 'Joe,' Directed by David Gordon Green

    David Gordon Green's "Joe" is a sluggish, slow-burn drama set in poverty-mired Mississippi about the bond that gradually builds between a drifter boy ("Mud"'s Tye Sheridan) and a simmering ex-con (Nicolas Cage). While both Cage and Sheridan are very watchable, especially in the scenes they share tog...

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    Watch: Nicolas Cage Holds Venomous Snake in Scene Breakdown by 'Joe' Director David Gordon Green

    If you've missed Nicolas Cage in his glory days, before he abandoned his intuitive character-driven films for more hollow, outlandish blockbusters, then you're in for a treat.

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    Watch: David Gordon Green Breaks Down A Scene From 'Joe' Starring Nicolas Cage

    After spending a few years in the studio system with comedies like "Pineapple Express" and "Your Highness," David Gordon Green is firmly back in the indie world with the one-two punch of last year's "Prince Avalanche" and the newly released Nicolas Cage-starring "Joe." As the new film opens in selec...

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    Joe

    "Joe" paints a rich, multilayered portrait of a hardscrabble existence in this community, not unlike the world we encountered in Debra Granik’s "Winter’s Bone."

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    David Gordon Green Talks ‘Joe’ & Reveals How He Convinced Nicolas Cage To Star In His Dark, Tiny Indie Drama

    While he stated early on that the eclectic careers of Danny Boyle, Steven Soderbergh and Gus Van Sant were the ones he strove to emulate, the career of David Gordon Green has nevertheless puzzled those who expected him to follow a singular track. Perhaps because he was touted as the heir apparent to...

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    Review: David Gordon Green's Muscular & Textured 'Joe' Starring Nicolas Cage & Tye Sheridan

    “Joe” unites a pair of talents somewhat on the comeback trail. David Gordon Green’s once-lofty critical reputation—the filmmaker was once lauded as a successor to Terrence Malick—took something of a hit after a left-turn into poorly-received studio comedies like “Your Highness” and "The Sitter," but...

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    The Films Of Nicolas Cage: A Retrospective

    Yes, the career of Nicolas Cage has taken what one can argue is a serious nosedive in recent years. His frightening hairline has become the butt of endless jokes, his personal life is always a mess (he named his son Kal-El after Superman and he's on his third wife), and his take-a-paycheck career ch...

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    At 17, Tye Sheridan Has Already Worked With Terrence Malick, Jeff Nichols and David Gordon Green. And He's Just Getting Started.

    Tye Sheridan must be the envy of every teen actor in America. In "Joe," Sheridan takes on his most demanding role to date as an abused teen trying to get by in rural Texas who finds a fierce protector in his new employer, Joe (Nicolas Cage).

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    Review: JOE - The Rugged Man's Apprentice

    Occasionally, when eclectic director David Gordon Green is not working on a studio film, which severely limits his creative input, he turns to middle-of-nowhere America to tell stories about regular Joes -no pun intended- and their singular experiences (Undertow, George Washington, Snow Angels). Vis...

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    Interview: David Gordon Green & Nicolas Cage Talk Flawed Father Figures Of ‘Joe,’ Evading Southern Clichés & More

    The genre-defying film “Joe” presents an unexpected yet engaging blend in its two central collaborators, director David Gordon Green and actor Nicolas Cage. Achieving a stunning handle on tone and naturalism from Green, it also breaks from what Cage calls “Western Kabuki” acting towards a more rugge...

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