Uncategorized

Amour [spoilers, duh]

Amour. Unconditional, heart-breaking love, and all that it means. Filled with a million delicate moments.

I need to watch this again. With a notepad. There were so many damn good scenes in Amour, and having seen it literally half an hour ago, my caffeine-filled head is racing, trying to piece it all back together.

The first moment Anne is brought back home in the wheelchair, and Georges has to wheel her in to the living room. The subtle awkwardness that comes with having to ask “Where do you want me to take you?” for the first time. Picking her up delicately, moving her inch by inch towards the chair. The momentary relief.

Continue reading

Standard
Uncategorized

The White Ribbon

Media_httplyriccinema_ytsib

Controversy-courting director Michael Haneke (CACHÉ) earned the Palm d’Or at Cannes in 2009 for this arresting drama set just before World War I. In a small German village, a number of unexplained accidents beset the schoolchildren and their parents. Though they at first appear coincidental, it begins to seem that they are not, in fact, accidents at all.

One of the simplest indicators to me, in terms of how much I’ve liked a movie, is the amount of time I’ll spend at home that night reading about it. It’s bordering on 2 hours now with Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon; suffice it to say, it got my attention.

Continue reading

Standard