Screening Log #48: The Piano Teacher (2001)

Written by Michael Haneke, based on the novel by Elfriede Jelinek Directed by Michael Haneke Starring Isabelle Huppert, Benoît Magimel, and Annie Girardot       The fact of desire is a strange contradiction. The presence of desire is often romanticized, abstracted into something passionate, but there is implicit in desire an admission of lack … Continue reading

Screening Log #46: Shame (2011)

Written by Abi Morgan and Steve McQueen Directed by Steve McQueen Starring Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale, and Nicole Beharie       There is something to be said for establishing a strong relationship between form and content. In any piece of art, the medium and manner through which the message is transmitted … Continue reading