Haneke naysayers… argue that the writer-director presses his microscope’s glass against his specimens so forcefully as to deny them movement and oxygen. Many say the same about Kubrick, not necessarily without cause. There’s no sense that Haneke compromised on his methodology for Amour. If anything, he challenges himself by limiting his capital to an effective cast of two, a single set, and a small set of concerns, primarily the death that steals the mind before it claims the body.
Jaime N. Christley
August 15, 2013