Film Review: Funny Games (1997)

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SYNOPSIS: A very middle-class family retreat to their bourgeois lake house where they hope to unwind, play a little golf and spend some time together. Their idyllic day is interrupted when two softly-spoken psychopaths break in and take the family hostage. What do they want? To play some games. Not golf either. Nor particularly funny.

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Film Review: Funny Games (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: Anna (Naomi Watts) and George (Tim Roth) are enjoying a vacation with their son when a pair of sadistic young men, Paul (Michael Pitt) and Peter (Brady Corbet), breaks into their cabin and holds the family hostage. The psychotic duo plays twisted games with their prisoners, forcing them to comply to stay alive. Director Michael Haneke remakes his chilling 1997 German-language film as an indictment of the media’s fascination with violence. REVIEW: So I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Benny’s Video (1992)

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SYNOPSIS: A story about a boy called Benny, who watches violent movies, including a home-made video of a pig being slaughtered. Soon after, Benny loses his mind and kills a girl and films the murder with his video camera. REVIEW: Benny’s Video Starring: Arno Frisch, Angela Winkler, Ulrich Muhe Director: Michael Haneke Writer: Michael Haneke In this the second of Michael Haneke’s “Glaciation Trilogy”, Benny’s Video is a fascinating and disturbing portrayal of a young … Continue reading

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