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It Follows, Funny Games and Torture Porn: Should we care about the characters in Horror?

Something that most horror films struggle with is getting the audience to care about the characters. This is especially true for the Slasher sub-genre, since we know that most of the characters are simply there to provide their body as canvas for a spectacular death scene. 1.505 mais palavras

3 things about Michael Haneke's FUNNY GAMES

Funny Games

1. Knife on the boat red herring.
2. “There’s not an extra calorie on that body.”
3. He spits out the bread, unable to swallow. 6 mais palavras

Review: The White Ribbon (2009)

When it comes to making the audience uneasy there is no one who can do it better than Michael Haneke. I’ve seen only two of his films – Funny Games (U.S) and Benny’s Video – and found myself feeling both disturbed and incredibly uneasy while watching both films.  527 mais palavras



Next in our East End Film Festival review series is “The Visit“, by writer-director (but not actor) Michael Madsen. Constructed as a speculative documentary, the film asks: how would we react, officially, if visited by intelligent life from outer space? 346 mais palavras


Review: Miroslav Slaboshpitsky's 'The Tribe'

The Tribe, the first full-length feature from Miroslav Slaboshpitsky, is presented in Ukrainian sign language, minus any subtitles or spoken dialogue, and contains instances of horrific violence (and quite graphic fornication) during gruellingly long takes that invoke many questions as to how certain scenes were even achieved without any genuine physical harm to the young men and women involved. 488 mais palavras

Film Reviews

The Bystander Effect: Going Crazy with The Piano Teacher

It took me four hours to sit through Michael Haneke’s The Piano Teacher. And it’s only two-hours long. Every twenty minutes or so I’d feel the urge to step outside for a cigarette, or I would walk up and down the street and look at my neighbors’ homes, what their windows and rooms look like from the outside. 1.276 mais palavras

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