Michael Haneke: Funny Games (2007)

“So much stress for politeness sake.” Michael Haneke has a temperamental academic background in psychology, philosophy and drama, studying at the University of Vienna but not as a fully committed student. As a young adult he had grown a strong contempt for schooling but was a big fan of education, by any means necessary. Haneke has said that “films should offer viewers more space for imagination and self-reflection. Films that have too much detail and …

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5 Bad Titles; 1 Great Film: Deadly Games, A Christmas Horror Trendsetter

Dial code Santa Claus3615 code Pere NoelGame OverHide and Freak Sometimes finding a foreign film can be quite challenging, especially one that hits such a niche market. But, with its reminiscence, so adjacent to a North American Christmas staple, Home Alone, you can’t go wrong in picking up a film with five different titles that originally created the same feel as McCauley Culkin being stalked and hunted by intruders with a John Wick-like story. What …

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