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    ‘Nymphomaniac’ a philosophical take on addiction

    Nymphomaniac Written and directed by Lars von Trier Denmark, Belgium, France, and Germany, 2014 Lars von Trier will never change, nor should he.  Being a showman at heart, his career and image have been referred to as both serious and preposterous, and his latest work, Nymphomaniac, will not settle the debate, as it embodies the […] More

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    ‘L’arbre’ is a fine showcase for some great performances

    L’arbre Directed by Julie Bertucelli Written by Julie Bertucelli France, 2010 Strong characterizations can’t quite save Julie Bertucelli’s new effort, L’Arbre. After the death of her husband, Charlotte Gainsbourg struggles to readjust, while her daughter believes that her father’s spirit continues to live on in the ancient tree that grows right outside of their home. […] More

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    Trailer: Lars Von Trier is back with ‘Melancholia’

    The trailer for Lars Von Trier‘s upcoming film, Melancholia, has been released. The film tells a story that re-tells the final days of an apocalypse on Earth as the planet Melancholia (which has been hiding behind the Sun), draws close. The film will be premiering at Cannes this coming May, and although Magnolia has already […] More

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    Blu-ray Recommendation – “Antichrist” : Lars von Trier has unleashed his most audacious creation to date

    “Lars von Trier has unleashed his most audacious creation to date…” Antichrist Directed by Lars von Trier Written by Lars von Trier Denmark, Germany Plunging headfirst into a realm of depraved evil, leaving behind him any and all polite norms of filmmaking (mainstream, independent or otherwise), Lars von Trier has unleashed his most audacious creation […] More

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    FNC 2010: L’Arbre

    L’arbre Directed by Julie Bertucelli Strong characterizations can’t quite save Julie Bertucelli’s new effort, L’Arbre. After the death of her husband, Charlotte Gainsbourg struggles to readjust, while her daughter believes that her father’s spirit continues to live on in the ancient tree that grows right outside of their home. Most of the film’s failings lie […] More

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    TIFF ’09: Antichrist

    Antichrist’s greatest achievement is its ambiguity, which permits a wide variety of interpretations – including that of the film as some sort of grand statement of misogyny. Antichrist Directed by Lars von Trier Plunging headfirst into a realm of depraved evil, leaving behind him any and all polite norms of filmmaking (mainstream, independent or otherwise), […] More

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    TIFF ’09: Antichrist

    Antichrist Directed by Lars von Trier Plunging headfirst into a realm of depraved evil, leaving behind him any and all polite norms of filmmaking (mainstream, independent or otherwise), Lars von Trier has unleashed his most audacious creation to date, which has been branded everything from “misogynistic” (according the Cannes` Ecumenical Jury, who awarded it a […] More