Lars von Trier
Features // 11 Articles
Columns // 4 Articles
Reviews // 17 Articles
Blogs // 8 Articles
News // 2 Articles
Media // 1 Articles
//Features

Authority Issues: Questioning Authorial Control in the Films of Lars von Trier
12 Apr 2016 // 9:00 PM

Lars von Trier’s reputation rests on his ability to create and shape narratives of control, but has this approach always proven successful?

The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2012
31 Jan 2013 // 5:10 PM

From classics to contemporary television, the typical titles and the surprising outsider choices, the year in home video was just as divisive, and delightful, as the rest of our meaningful media.

//Columns

40 Nights at the Movies (in the Comfort of Your Home): The Franchise
26 Nov 2015 // 5:59 AM

Back by popular demand! Recommendations from "40 Nights at the Movies" will keep you, your dog and your elephant glued to the couch for months.

Films for Fans of Visionary Directors
4 Aug 2014 // 9:30 PM

In film, "visionary" has become a marketing adjective, like "iconic". Here, on the matter of visionary directors, we separate the claret from the beaujolais, if you will.

//Reviews

The Extended Director's Cut of 'Nymph()maniac' Is the Must See Version
15 Jan 2015 // 9:10 PM

The fully realized five hour version of Lars Von Trier's Nymph()maniac feels as worthy of revisits as your copy of Crime and Punishment or Ulysses.

Von Trier's Cinema as Literature in 'Breaking the Waves'
7 Dec 2014 // 10:00 PM

Lars Von Trier’s cinema, particularly in Breaking the Waves, is an acknowledgement of film as an offshoot of literature and the heritage of storytelling.

//Blogs

In 'Nymph()maniac - The Director's Cut', More Actually Is More
17 Oct 2014 // 9:00 AM

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.

'Nymph()maniac - Vol. 2': From Lust to Loss
4 Apr 2014 // 3:13 AM

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

//News

Lars von Trier says he doesn't deserve a Palme d'Or
19 May 2011 // 2:16 AM

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

Cannes 2011: Director Lars von Trier retracts Nazi comment, apologizes
19 May 2011 // 12:11 AM

CANNES, France — Danish director Lars von Trier, an auteur provocateur known for his controversial films, apologized Wednesday after joking with reporters at the Cannes Film

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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