Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
DIRECTOR: WERNER HERZOG
CAST: NICOLAS CAGE, EVA MENDES, VAL KILMER, XZIBIT, FAIRUZA BALK, JENNIFER COOLIDGE
One of the worst climate catastrophes in modern memory, the 2005 submergence of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and its subsequent slow rebuilding, provides the apocalyptic stage for Herzog’s not-really-sequel. With a nothing-left-in-reserve lead performance by Nicolas Cage, a drug-and-gambling-addicted Big Easy cop who pursues his prey through a devastated cityscape, all while barely managing to keep himself together. Surreal and often startlingly funny, this is Herzog in vintage form.