Sunday, April 02, 2006

Notes on the media

Last night Zorg and I caught a new film at our neighborhood theater: V for Vendetta. The odd title (it sounds like a Sue Grafton mystery) is also misleading (a vendetta is Italian, and personal; this was British, and political) but I thought the film, with Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, and Stephen Fry, was beautiful, troubling, and thought-provoking. The reviews have been mixed; I'm finding these days that films with mixed reviews are the best ones. It generally means there's enough substance to get people thinking, talking -- and disagreeing. Irish actor Stephen Rea plays the cop with the conscience, caught between the terrorist/freedom fighter and the dystopian fascist government.

Prefer to wait for V for Vendetta to come out on DVD for home viewing? Get your dude den ready.

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