I'll be attending a screening of Funny Games this afternoon, Michael "Cache'" Haneke's remake of his own sadistic thriller from 1997. So far, the movie has been generally maligned by critics, or at least that's the feeling in the air. No matter. My curiosity wins out here, and with a director and a cast this good, I'll take my chances. Also, the word is that it's deeply disturbing. We'll just see about that.
Even if the new Funny Games is atrocious, it still holds the honor of having the best trailer of any movie so far this year. I highlighted it in a previous post not so long ago. Regardless of the outcome of the film, no one can take this mini-masterpiece away from it: