Mineshaft Gap

It's a screening log, no more no less. Maybe I'll have something interesting to say one of these days...

An odd sort of hope.

Time of the Wolf (Haneke, 2003)

Michael Haneke might be my favorite living director(excepting Godard of course). Based on the two films I have seen, he is a man that has such a distinct style in both writing and visuals that he might rank with the great auteurs. Plus, his avoidance of pat answers gives all his films an edge than almost no American films could match.

Time of the Wolf is brilliant social comment, addressing everything from racism and immigration to bourgeois capitalism and masculinity. His critiques move from blatant to impressively subtle, and his characterizations all have depth. But most important are the last two shots, which manage to find a true redemption amongst the death.

I can't wait to see more of this man's films.

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