Pig

2021 | directed by Michael Sarnoski
starring Nicolas Cage – Alex Wolff – Adam Arkin – Nina Belforte
drama / thriller | 91 min

Sometimes there’s a movie that audiences both deserve and need right now. Pig is that movie. Though not entirely clear in the marketing campaign, Pig is not, in fact, a John Wick ripoff starring Nicholas Cage, but rather a somber meditation on grief and loss. Listen in as Brian and Nathan go hog wild for this touching film about the age-old tale of a man on the hunt for his truffle pig, scouring the dark underbelly of the seemingly inscrutable world of Portland high-end cuisine on a journey of catharsis and self-actualization. Once again, Nic Cage brings home the bacon in a career-best performance as a man with a very particular set of culinary skills wielding an arsenal of flavours and textures with a deftness and precision that would leave even Gordon Ramsay speechless and questioning his life choices. Though a slow burn, Pig is never a boar, and with a surprisingly refreshing narrative and thematic depth, your hosts discuss how they never feel penned in to any one interpretation.

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— CHAPTERS —

00:11 – Introduction + Nic Cage Talk
20:33 – Pig (Overview)
24:03 – Pig (Spoiler Discussion)
1:16:57 – Ratings
1:20:18 – Closing Remarks

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