Sunday, February 14, 2010

Kicker* of the week

Still from the film, "The White Ribbon,"written & directed by Michael Haneke

“ 'The White Ribbon' is offered to its grateful, masochistic audience in a punitive and yet oddly forgiving spirit, as a reminder of just how awful we are and how much worse we used to be."

From A.O. Scott's review in The New York Times

*Kicker: Journalism slang for an ending that finishes a story with a surprising or graceful flourish.