Monday, January 30, 2006

Cache (Hidden) (**)

While many critics are swooning over the latest from director Michael Haneke, I found the movie to be slow paced, uninvolving, and too ambiguous for its own good. There are great moments in the film when the viewer is pulled in by events so shockingly violent that they kind of wake you up from your stupor. A few good bloody scenes does not a movie make. See the blood on the poster? It's wise that they advertise the movie that way, because the scene with that streak of blood is basically the only reason to see the movie. It's the one moment where the film truly comes alive. It grabs you and hooks you, but only to lose your interest five minutes down the road. To me, Cache just seems like one big film school project: arty, pretentious, and vague.


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