Friday, December 5, 2008
"Funny Games" (1997, Dir: Michael Haneke)
This brilliant, disturbing masterpiece on the connection between media violence, desensitization and real-world violence is perhaps one of the braver pieces of filmmaking of the past twenty-odd years. Michael Haneke is a genius and the only contemporary director I know of who utilizes violence in his films with such innovation, originality and genuine power. Not for the weak of heart or nerve, but definitely one to see if you give a shit about movies or the media and the effects they have on us.