The Movie Review

Funny GamesBe warned. Sitting down to observe the new Michael Haneke film, Funny Games,” may induce a chronic attack of déjà vu, and no marvel. This is a scene-for-scene remake of an old Michael Haneke film, also called Funny Games,” released right here a decade in the past. Apart from the continental shift, with America taking on a task beforehand performed by Austria, the 2 movies needs to be handled as a pair of identical, staring twins. This isn’t like Hitchcock having another crack at The Man Who Knew Too Much,” as he did after an interval of twenty-two years, and conjuring a very different outcome; it is not even like Gus Van Sant reheating Psycho” in coloration, as he did in 1998; it’s like Hitchcock himself shooting Psycho” once more, in 1970, someplace off an Autobahn outdoors Graz.

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