Tag Archives: Austria

Foreign Film Oscar Race Narrows to Nine

I’m a little surprised by the exclusions of Barbara and Lore, but otherwise this list is about what was expected. Having recently seen War Witch and Kon-Tiki (both of which are quite good), I could see either getting into a … Continue reading

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Michael Haneke’s Amour

Sometimes the value of a movie can’t be explained in the typical words we use to generally analyze. Sometimes a film ascends the notion of plot, story, narrative, or driving action to be something entirely emotional. Something that cuts deeper. … Continue reading

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Catching Up To Haneke’s Amour

With Amour almost about to bow in the United States, I thought it time to start talking about one of cinema’s treasures: Michael Haneke. Like all great artists, the moment the world seems to finally catch up with Haneke, he … Continue reading

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