Michael Haneke scooped his second Palm d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival with Amour; a film which maintains his thematic concerns and seriously dark, brutal tone while addressing love and age. A haunting, powerful and unusual film, well worthy of its accolades; writes Lewis Camley.
The movie is a success not only as a character study of one man's psychopathy but a commentary of the parallel between corporate moral transgression and career enhancement.
Argo has been hotly tipped to take this year's Best Picture Oscar, with Ben Affleck furthering his growing reputation as a young director of real quality. Drawing on the true story of a hair-brained CIA scheme to extract hostages from Iran, it's madcap plot and strong performances make it worth seeing; writes David Hershaw.
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