Michael Haneke makes uncomfortable films. Happy End - his latest - is surprisingly light in tone and even funny in places. A departure of sorts, it's certainly less extreme than we've come to expect, although its dark themes linger.
I was privileged to attend the UK premiere of Paul Verhoeven's new film Elle with the amazing Isabelle Huppert. A world away from Total Recall, Showgirls or Robocop, this is a complicated and nuanced character study about a woman who is violently raped by a masked assailant in her own home. How she responds to… Continue reading Elle (2016)