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: 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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