Breaking the Waves

Part 5: The Return of the Auteur | 21 Jun 2007 // 5:00 PM

That noise you heard near the start of the new millennium was the creative din of a brash new breed of filmmakers tearing down the traditions of mainstream moviemaking. Their motion picture mission statements -- including the ones featured on this list -- remain the rulebook for new generations of anxious film artists.


Katrin Cartlidge: The Working Actress | 28 Aug 2008 // 5:00 PM

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.


Von Trier's Cinema as Literature in 'Breaking the Waves' | 7 Dec 2014 // 9:00 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.

'Breaking the Waves' Has the Touch of the Divine | 14 May 2014 // 1:00 AM

If only for its artistic value, Breaking the Waves will always be a reminder that we can come in touch with the divine even when we’re unsure of its existence.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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