Things I really like about this movie:
— The way he creates menace from lighting a pipe, eating strudel, playing a drinking game, fitting a shoe.
— The way wacky accents and gruesome brutality occur within minutes of each other.
— The way cruelty is matched by cruelty on both sides (but we still root heartily for the Americans).
— And the way the movie uses the movie-within-the-movie to show how perceptions can reverse or twist in the space of a close-up or edit.
Maybe it shoulda won an Oscar. But, seriously, who still gives a crap about the Oscars?