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  • Hidden

    Hidden 2005

    ★★★★★ Watched 28 Dec, 2012 2

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This was my first foray into watching Haneke's films -- frankly, he's a director who's always scared me a bit. I just saw it late last night and haven't quite collected my thoughts yet. My reactions, off the top of my head:
    -- The film-making style, without background music and with long, still shots, struck me as unusual and interesting. At times it made me feel a bit edgy and restless. I suspect that was the point.
    -- I love…

  • Last Night

    Last Night 2010

    ★★★★ Watched 18 Dec, 2012

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Where is the boundary between marital fidelity and infidelity? Extramarital fantasies and temptations are a normal part of life, but where do you cross the line? At having sex? Or is it more complicated than that?

    In this slow, thoughtful movie about monogamy and infidelity, Joanna and Michael are separated for a night, due to a business trip, at a rather vulnerable moment in their marriage. Both find themselves tempted to cheat: Michael with an attractive colleague, Laura, and Joanna…