Our review of A Talent in Solid Gold: Nicolas Cage gets his head squared

REVIEW – The 1990s star plays himself. Full of self-mockery, this parody comedy celebrates its histrionics as much as its cracks.

The mise en abyme of action cinema veterans is on the way to becoming a cinematographic genre in its own right.

Arnold Schwarzenegger timidly tried it in 1993 in Last Action Hero by John McTiernan. In 2008, we remember JCVDa film by Mabrouk el Mechri which allowed Jean-Claude Van Damme to show behind the scenes, as well as the sadness of Hollywood stars at the end of their careers.

Sylvester Stallone flirted with this genre without dwelling on it. At 58, Nicolas Cage is not afraid of anything. The hero of Sailor and Lula, Rock, The Wings of Hell, Flip-Face Where Benjamin Gates plunges into this “meta-film” with all the authenticity of which it is capable. A talent in solid gold (The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent) is cut for him by director Tom Gormican, as Spike Jonze once framed the film In the skin of John Malkovich for…John Malkovich.

An imperfect career

The plot begins in Hollywood with a distraught Nicolas Cage, who is desperately looking for major roles…

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