Torture works!November 30, 2007
Just to prove how much he hates violence, Michael Haneke has made Funny Games again. Because the message of his film is so important (watching people suffer is not entertainment, so here’s two hours of it), and because it’s so vital to get this across to as many people as possible, he’s done it with an all-star cast! So now you can watch Tim Roth cry for ten minutes without having to read the subtitles.
When a European does it, y’see, it’s not torture porn, it’s art. And when he does it again, it’s not a cynical cash-in, it’s… uhh, well, it’s something.
(Oh, and to all the critics who tricked me into sitting through to the end of ‘Hidden’? Thanks… thanks a bunch.)