Film show: Nicolas Cage grapples with his own ‘Massive Talent’
28 April 2022 | 2:24 pm
We take a look at Nicolas Cage's latest outing, in which he plays what he's called his most challenging role: himself. But first, as the 75th Cannes Film Festival reveals the jury members who'll be judging the features in competition, film critic Lisa Nesselson gives us her take on the personalities embarking upon that movie-watching marathon.
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