Better than Kubrick's Fear and Desire. The is a bright, fruitful future for this young director, who's barely off age. Xavier eat your shit up!
It's a craftsman's ideal. Relying heavily on its twists, turns and convolutions and like the most culturally known specimens of the genre(the sting, vertigo or sleuth) it is in a constant battle of withs with the viewer, whom the film treats as a respectful rival. It leaves carefully manufactured clues so a keen eye and a clear mind can deduct a resolution for a given time, but it also revels in pulling a rug underneath and give a left field,…
Just when we thought that we’d seen it all from Holocaust movies, a theme done to death in this day and age, this feature popped up and showed us this unfavorable theme in a fresh and innovative way.
At Auschwitz in 1944, the viewer is put in a situation to literally follow one of the members of a Sonderkommando, a group of selected imprisoned Jews who had the duty of removing the corpses from gas chambers, while he tries to…
Leave it to Michael Haneke to shutter you with confusion and uncertainty.
This is a story of repression, sexual and interpersonal, about exercising fetishes, about sickening obsession and damaged love. Isabelle Huppert is born to do this kind of roles and as expected, she delivers, giving her maximum almost effortlessly. Some scenes won’t leave your head for days, but at the end of the day you will feel enriched for an unforgettable film experience.
Mrs. Stone-face and the master of…