Articles tagged lars von trier

In ‘Nymph()maniac - The Director’s Cut’, More Actually Is More

Even with all its XXX gimmickry, Nymph()maniac remains grounded in character. From someone like Von Trier, we'd expect nothing less, and we even get a lot more.

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Ranking the Greats: Lars Von Trier’s 10 Best Films

He's both beloved and berated by film fans around the world. Yet, for us, these 10 examples explain why Lars Von Trier is one of the artform's best.

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Toronto International Film Festival 2011: ‘Melancholia’

"The earth is evil. We don't need to grieve for it." So declares a luminous Kirsten Dunst in Danish provocateur Lars von Trier's best and most powerful film yet.

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The 100 Essential Directors Part 10: Josef Von Sternberg to Zhang Yimou

The final day of directors is here, Josef Von Sternberg through Zhang Yimou. German Expressionism, Dogme 95, contemporary views of Asian life, post-WWII malaise in Eastern Europe, and the alternately heartwarming and queer takes on everyday life in Baltimore all hold a space on today's list. Did we forget your favorite director on this list?

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19 May 2011 // 7:16 AM

Lars von Trier says he doesn’t deserve a Palme d’Or

MOUGINS, France — On Wednesday, Lars von Trier set off a worldwide firestorm when, in his typically provocative way, he attempted to make a number of

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Agonies of an ‘Antichrist’: Lars von Trier in the Forest of Unreason

Despite the efforts of some to dismiss it as a prank, Antichrist is a serious film and its disturbing extremes speak of broad and deeply felt moral, social, and ultimately, political anxieties.

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PREVIEW: Lars von Trier’s ‘Antichrist’

A glimpse into director Lars von Trier's most-talked about film to date.

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14 Apr 2009 // 6:45 AM

Lars von Trier’s newest project is either a thriller or a horror film depending on your outlook. Antichrist stars Willem Dafoe and singer/actress

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Katrin Cartlidge: The Working Actress

Whether it was through silence, grotesquerie, fury or intelligence (or, at times, lack of intelligence), Cartlidge was not afraid to upturn the dark corners of the women she portrayed.

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17 Oct 2007 // 10:59 PM

The Boss of It All

The Boss of It All is the sort of middling, sporadically funny, sporadically dull art-house comedy that you keep wishing would ditch the art-house qualifier and just go for it, already.

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10 Feb 2006 // 1:00 AM

Lars Von Trier resists few opportunities to deride the capitalist system that breeds a permanent underclass of wage slaves.

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15 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

Dogville (2003)

The accusation that the film is 'anti-American' says less about Von Trier than it does about the American psyche.

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2 Jun 2003 // 1:00 AM

Medea (1987)

Passion drives Lars von Trier's Medea.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Idiots (1998)

The Idiots is Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier’s 1998 exploration of normality as a social system, the constraints it places on individuals to behave in

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Dancer in the Dark (2000)

'Dancer in the Dark', for all its fantastical musical excursions and all its tear-jerkiness nevertheless brings home the sobering reminder that justice does not always prevail.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Dancer in the Dark (2000)

It seems only a film as schizophrenic as 'Dancer in the Dark' would suit Björk, what with its melancholic moments of quiet and curious explosions of sound.

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'True Detective': Maybe Tomorrow

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"True Detective, Season 2, Episode 3: Where does the kitsch end and the surreal begin?

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