Wednesday, September 30, 2009

September 29, 2009

Quills (2000)
#96 on my Top 100 List
Okay, so it's not a very factual biopic, but it's so effective in chilling the audience with its version of the Marquis de Sade that it almost doesn't matter. Geoffrey Rush is one of the best villainous actors around, but in this film, it's truly Michael Caine who plays the villain. Try wrapping your head around that performance - it's phenomenal. From the opening scene with an execution by guillotine to the climactic most hellish game of Telephone ever played, this goes beyond horror into something way more disturbing. Kate Winslet and Joaquin Phoenix hold their own against Rush and Caine very well and look for a very young Stephen Moyer as the Doctor's interior decorator.
My Netflix rating: 5 stars

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