“Leaving Las Vegas,” July 17, 1996 (1995), video. Very depressing good film about an alcoholic drinking himself to death in Las Vegas. Nicholas Cage with Elizabeth Shue as the hooker who takes him in on his own terms. I sometimes find Cage doing lines as though they are poetry, and that’s a bit much. He overacts quite a bit. Similarly, the ending is too romantic and melodramatic, but all in all, it’s a film worth watching. It is a downer.