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    The Best Films of 2012

    My top three films of 2012 were easy to name, if not to order. Each is amazing, each wildly different from the other two, but they form a trio of incomparable experiences. There’s a deep dropoff from those three to the others, all fantastic --  though more flawed. I didn’t reac...

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    Marrakech ‘12: Isabelle Huppert On Looking Back, Going Hollywood, Turning Down 'Funny Games' & More

    Frequently namechecked by critics, fellow actors and directors as one of the greatest screen actors alive, French actress Isabelle Huppert is the subject of the first of a series of impressive tributes to be made at this year’s Marrakech International Film Festival. She is also being honoured here b...

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    Oscars: What's Age Got to Do With It? Possibly Everything for Michael Haneke's 'Amour'

    Given the nature of Haneke's film (the slow, agonizing approach of death); the urge to reward Haneke, himself 70 years old, for finally making a film that doesn't brutalize its audience (or, at least, brutalizes it in a humane way); and the historical context of its casting (two of the few legendary...

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    Watch: Michael Haneke Calls 'Downfall' "Repulsive & Dumb" & Explains His Issues With 'Schindler's List'

    The Oscar season is in full effect, with all kinds of talent out and about, talking to press, and stumping for their films. And as Joaquin Phoenix has learned, if you're not careful, fiery comments can come back to haunt you. Michael Haneke recently sat in on a discussion panel at THR with filmm...

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    Watch: New Trailer for Michael Haneke's 'Amour' Features Praise from Critics (VIDEO)

    A new trailer has been released for Michael Haneke's Palme d'Or-winning "Amour," the story of a married couple, Georges (Jean-Louis Trinignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva), whose love for one another is strained and tested after Anne has an attack.

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    Watch: 2005 Michael Haneke Documentary '24 Realities Per Second'

    With Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the East Coast yesterday afternoon and through last night, many found themselves hunkered indoors, quickly working through everything they had in their Netflix queue. With cleaning up and much rebuilding still to be done, many still remain housebound. So, looking...

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    AFI Fest 2012 Announces World Cinema, Breakthrough, Midnight and Shorts -- 'Amour,' 'Pieta,' 'Beyond the Hills' & More

    AFI Fest (November 1-8) has announced the final portion of its lineup, including World Cinema, Breakthrough, Midnight and Short Film programs. 12 Foreign-Language Oscar entries are in the mix, most notably Michael Haneke's Palme d'Or winner "Amour," Kim Ki-duk's Golden Lion winner "Pieta," Denmark's...

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    Love and Death in the Films of Michael Haneke

    Sadistic? Maybe. Hard to watch? Sometimes. Familial? Definitely, though it may take a bit of work to notice.

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    From Don't-Miss to Mystifying: A Glimpse At The New York Film Festival, Week 1

    The New York Film Festival begins on Friday, with a wealth of choices from the obscure to the high-profile (like the opening night film, Ang Lee’s 3D Life of Pi, not yet press screened as I write this). We can all makes guesses about what might be worth seeing, but here’s a glimpse...

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    Watch: Early Michael Haneke TV Movie 'Lemmings: Part 1' In Full, With English Subtitles

    Before he made his first feature film outing with "The Seventh Continent" in 1989, Michael Haneke logged a considerable amount of time on TV projects. They certainly aren't the easiest efforts to track down, and are likely a fascinating window into the development of the celebrated dir...

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