DrStrangefate

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The thing is that every moment of the film takes away the thrill of a horror film. You don’t see the gore and the violence, you see the emotional repercussions… It would be like if instead of seeing all of Michael Myers’ murders, you just saw everyone reacting with honest agony over the death of their friends are loved ones… It’s unrelenting in Funny Games. You aren’t supposed to have fun watching it. It’s not like they are exploiting violence to show that violence is bad… It’s a much more subtle film than that. So I don’t find the film hypocritical at all… There is none of that “Aww, YEAH! That Lady just got killed”, and the one moment that you DO think you have that moment, when it seems one of the two kids have been murdered, Haneke takes it back from you.

I still think its a more interesting film than it is a good film, but its interesting enough to me that I definitely still like it. I like the issues it raises even if it doesn’t make a solid point, I find it a fascinating exploration of how capable the film medium is of manipulating the audience.

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November 2, 2009 on The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Funny Games

Menace II The Evil Dead Poets Society

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September 4, 2009 on Best New Party Game 8

The best joke in the episode, I thought, was “Declan MacManus, International Art Thief”

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May 15, 2009 on Last Night’s Star-Studded 30 Rock Kidney Benefit Song

Only the Devil would charge people to go to his funeral…

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April 29, 2009 on Satan Is Dead!

That’s pretty much exactly what I was going to say.

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March 31, 2009 on They Have Assholes On TV In New Zealand, Too

My Life as a Dog

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March 24, 2009 on The Videogum List Of 100 Movies To See Before You Die

Its an overrated movie to be sure, but far from WMOAT material.

I am pumped to see Bulworth ripped to shreds. I want to beat the person who recommended that movie to me into hospitalization. Old white man rapping while young Halle Berry pretends its acceptable? *vomit*

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March 20, 2009 on The Hunt For The Worst Movie Of All Time: Like Walking In Sand Made Of Tears, Tear Sand