Two films

Diva and Quills.  I loved both of them.  Diva is almost 30 years old and yet deals with some of the more pressing contemporary media issues – fandom, the break between reality and fantasy, copyright and the rights of the artist… all bound up in a really superb, well shot, well acted action movie with one hell of a soundscape.

Quills is a fantasy based on the life of the Marquis de Sade.  It’s not real in any way, but it makes a rather disgusting case for artistic freedom, so I have to like it for that.  The only reason I bugged Jeff into renting it was because it has the guy who plays Bill the Vampire in True Blood as a minor character (Stephen Moyer).  But it also has Kate Winslet, Geoffrey Rush, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Caine, the ever amazing Patrick Malahide.  Great script, but stagey and unsatisfying from a dramatic point of view.  I just loved it anyway.  Is there anything Geoffrey Rush can’t do?  Joaquin Phoenix is great.

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