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    Best Movie Trailers of 2011

    It seems like it was only yesterday when I posted the best trailers of 2010 with the trailer for Terrence Malick’s Tree Of Life taking top honours. As we continue our look back at 2011, we’re once again reminded of a few things: Movie trailers have become a medium unto themselves, but you should never […] More

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    2011: The year’s best movie moments (part 2)

      Most moviegoers can agree on one thing: there were way too many movies this year. If you’re (un)fortunate enough to live in New York, you had the opportunity to see around 600 new features come and go; the rest of us didn’t get that many fewer. That means that anyone who’s been put in […] More

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    2011: The year’s best movie moments (part 1)

    Most moviegoers can agree on one thing: there were way too many movies this year. If you’re (un)fortunate enough to live in New York, you had the opportunity to see around 600 new features come and go; the rest of us didn’t get that many fewer. That means that anyone who’s been put in a […] More

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    ‘The King’s Speech’ & ‘Melancholia’ Win Big At The European Film Awards

    The European Film Awards winners have little influence if none on the award ceremonies stateside, but it’s still interesting to note the differences between the European picks and those by the Americans. Tonight the award ceremony presented their winners and Melancholia tied Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech as the big winners, each taking three awards. […] More

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    ‘Melancholia’ juxtaposes humor and misery at the end of the world

    Melancholia Directed by Lars Von Trier Written by Lars Von Trier Denmark, 2011 A wedding, a sister and an apocalypse: These are the essential narrative pieces of Lars Von Trier’s newest film Melancholia. The film combines a high level psychological-surrealism and Dogme-esque hand-held cinematography as means of creating a very funny, misanthropic portrait of the […] More

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    Philadelphia Film Festival: ‘Melancholia’

    Melancholia Directed by Lars Von Trier Denmark, 2011 An apocalyptic film that gives away its ending in the first ten minutes, Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia is far less interested in any gigantic blue planet crashing into our gigantic mostly blue planet than it is in how two sisters relate to one-another. Picking up aesthetically where […] More

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    47th Chicago Film Festival: ‘Melancholia’

    Melancholia Written and directed by Lars Von Trier 2011, Denmark Let it be known that I have never been a huge fan of Lars Von Trier. Sure, I can recognize the talent that he has and his utilization of it when making films, though it may or may not bring him a certain amount of […] More

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    NYFF2011: DAY 3 ‘Melancholia’

    Melancholia Directed by Lars Von Trier Written by Lars Von Trier 2011, Denmark Melancholia refers to a planet hidden behind the sun that is on a direct course for Earth, along with the crippling state of mentally ill Justine (Kirsten Dunst), whose case is so severe that she destroys her relationship with her groom during […] More

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    TIFF 2011 Part 2 – ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’ / ‘Take Shelter’ / ‘Melancholia’

    On this episode of the Sound On Sight podcast, special guests and SoS contributors Julian Carrington and Eduardo Lucatero join Ricky D and Justine Smith to discuss three of the highlights from the Toronto International Film Festival: Starting with Take Shelter, the sophomore fort by director Jeff Nichols, moving on to Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia […] More

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