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Benny's Video

Benny’s Video

(Regie: Michael Haneke – Österreich/Schweiz, 1992)

Der 13-jährige Gymnasiast Benny lebt in einer in sich abgeschlossenen High-Tech-Wohlstandswelt. Sein Alltag wird bestimmt von Action- und Gewaltfilmen, Videospielen und Musik.

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[SOR] Kelley Eskridge's "And Salome Danced"

Having spent far too much time complaining about genre culture’s unhealthy addiction to meta-textual writing and the VanderMeers’ decision to demonstrate this dependency in the form of back-to-back deconstructed folk tales, … 2,158 more words

Science Fiction

Filmmakers Under the Influence: Gleb Osatinksi

From Tarkovsky to Haneke (and beyond) with the director of THE QUANTIFIED SELF.
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Amour (2012) - Flashback Friday Review

The critically acclaimed Michael Haneke directs Amour, in which an old married couple must face the vulnerabilities of old age, since the wife has a stroke. 350 more words

The Feature Creature

Funny Games (1997)

“You shouldn’t forget the importance of entertainment.”

Nine years ago, I remember seeing a trailer on TV for Funny Games, a 2007 horror flick about a home invasion and a wager that the family involved would not live to see the morning. 932 more words


Dreams about art and spectatorship

A piece about film, art and truth, originally written as part of my masters research in 2011.

What does art ‘do’? How does it do it, and why? 1,563 more words

Goodnight Mommy

Goodnight Mommy

Directed by Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz

Austria, 2014

HOME, 9 March 2016

Nobody gets an easy ride in this unsettling Fiaker of Austrian horror, least of all the viewer. 119 more words

Film Review