The freshest and most original French film since A Bout De Souffle; there will never be another film like Diva. The script is a thing of pure genius, every character is absolutely great and unique and the dialogues are pure gold but it really is Beineix filmmaking that elevates the film to the status of masterpiece. Other than the sheer visual insanity of the subway chase scene, every scene is perfectly shot.
The thing that has stuck with me the most was the cooking in a snorkel. I didn't fully appreciate it until much older. It has to do with being a foodie. You start to notice things like how the food tastes at different temperatures. You improve the taste by knowing how hot or cold to serve it. He was in the snorkel to preserve the temperature.
An interesting film, which had the potential of becoming more interesting, and better overall. It's not great, but it's quite enjoyable. It has its good moments, and some scenes that are visually interesting, but it could have been so much more that an OK film, if the plot was tighter, and the direction more engaging. Not bad, but certainly not a memorable film.
A plodding thriller that only really establishes any intrigue in the last quarter coupled with a central storyline (The Tawainese Opera Pirates!) that's hard to take seriously in this day and age. Some lovely images, especially the arcade chase, the lighthouse and the blue wave New Age studio loft, but it felt more like an old school TV film production than a stylish action thriller.