While sitting through the duration of Season of the Witch (2011), I couldn’t help but look at actor Nicolas Cage with curiosity and fascination. This is an actor that has had the most peculiar of careers. One thing is for sure: he is a very courageous and unapologetic actor. He is unafraid to take a character to the most extreme levels; he does not have time to worry about being subtle. The result is a career that has gone from great high points, even winning an Oscar, to very terrible low points, in films that aren’t even considered B pictures, more like C or D pictures. What is it that compels Cage to take roles in movies that are well below his caliber? What is it that attracts him to a project that you can tell is bad from a mile away?
A look back on the sometimes tumultuous career of Nicolas Cage in honor of the release of Season of the Witch, a discussion of some of the best DVD commentaries, and DVD picks of the week.