June 11, 2012 | Nicolas Cage: Greatest American Actor at the Brattle Theatre
by Miles Howard
| June 03, 2012
Nicolas Cage may have won an Oscar for 1995’s Leaving Las Vegas, but if you ask us, the notorious over-actor was equally deserving of his Razzie nomination for the 2006 stinker The Wicker Man. (His death-by-bees scene brought the art of scene-chewing to new heights. Or depths?) To celebrate his, um . . . expressive body of work, the Brattle Theatre (40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, 617.876.6838) will host the repertory series Nicolas Cage: Greatest American Actor tonight through Thursday, June 21. Covering his admirable work à la Adaptation as well as the entertainingly abysmal territory of Con Air, the series will showcase one of cinema’s most schizophrenic screen presences. Night one’s offerings include the ’80s California rom-com Valley Girl (7:30 p.m.) and the Coen Brothers’ comedy classic Raising Arizona (9:30 p.m.). Grab tickets ($6.75–$12) at brattlefilm.org.