Lars von Trier
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Lars von Trier's Not So Manic 'Nymphomaniac'
28 Jun 2017 // 9:00 PM

Much to my surprise, Von Trier’s provocation in the Nymphomaniac films is neither abhorrent nor bawdy.

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?


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.


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.


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.


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

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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