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you mean 2012's hunger games!! you just scared the hell out of me I already feel old enough as it is

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I saw Dream Scenario a couple weeks ago at the Virginia Film Festival and it haunted me for the rest of the night. Paul is a pathetic sadsack, but he's still got a good life going when unexpected fame intrudes. Even as he makes his own bad decisions it's hard not to feel sorry for him as the world starts projecting things on to him.

Apparently Cage took the role because it spoke to him about how he lost control of his own public image.

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I seem to recall Kaurismäki saying he was retiring after 2017’s THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE, so I’m glad that didn’t stick. Looking forward very much to seeing FALLEN LEAVES if and when it makes it to my neck of the woods.

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