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HAPPY END (2017)

 Greetings again from the darkness. Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke has blessed us with, what I consider, at least five excellent movies (AMOUR, THE WHITE RIBBON… 469 more words


2017 Film Favourites - #10 to #6

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#10 I Don’t Feel At Home in This World Anymore (dir. Macon Blair)

A quirky thriller from Macon Blair, this film stars Elijah Wood and Melanie Lynskey as they look for her stolen goods. 537 more words


Interview: Michael Haneke Talks "Happy End"

Michael Haneke is one of the most prominent names in the world cinema. Every film by him has such a lure for the viewers as honey does for the bees. 1,418 more words

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287. Happy End


“Happy End” is the cinematic equivalent of taking a selfie but unintentionally capturing a murder or marriage proposal in the corner of your grin. Nearly every shot is framed to reveal as little of the plot as possible, with our eyes looking in the corners and crevices, hoping to figure out exactly what’s going on. 282 more words

Happy End contains every nasty flourish one expects of a Michael Haneke film with such a title

Michael Haneke has a nice sense of humour. This merits emphasizing not because his new film Happy End is his funniest – a farce, as he describes it, pitch-black and super-bleak – but because the legions of imitators his work has inspired are almost uniformly humourless. 446 more words


Michael Haneke on Facebook, karaoke, and accusations of artistic misanthropy

Michael Haneke doesn’t have Facebook. He doesn’t use Snapchat, or post Instagram stories, or even tweet – despite the short-lived popularity of a parody Twitter account under his name. 1,211 more words