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'Nymphomaniac Vol. II' Review: More Provocative and Philosophical Than Vol. I

'Nymphomaniac: Vol. II': More interesting, more provocative, and more philosophical than its predecessor (image: Papou, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Kookie Ryan in 'Nymphomaniac: Vol. II') (See 'Nymphomaniac: Vol. I' Review: Lars von Trier an 'Actual Genius.) Previously on Nymphomaniac: Vol. I… Adult Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), beaten and unconscious, is found in a snow-covered alley by Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), an unassuming fellow with a gentle demeanor who takes her to his apartment. In his austere dwelling she recounts her adventures as a young nymphomaniac in a series of stories, each preceded by director Lars von Trier's requisite thematic chapter headings and cinematic asides. Young Joe's (Stacy Martin) exploits, from her debut sexual experience with Jerome (Shia LaBeouf), through her adventures on a […]


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'Nymphomaniac Vol. II' Review: More Provocative and Philosophical Than Vol. I



'Nymphomaniac' Shia LaBeouf Sex Scene Photo 'Teaser'

'Nymphomaniac': Shia LaBeouf sex scene teaser, courtesy of Lars von Trier (image: Stacy Martin and Shia LaBeouf in 'Nymphomaniac') A PG-rated (okay, PG13-rated) still – or publicity shot – from Lars von Trier's (reportedly) sexually explicit Nymphomaniac, starring Shia LaBeouf and newcomer Stacy Martin, was recently posted on the film's website and elsewhere online. Note that any body parts that could even remotely be considered risqué were either left on the cropping-room floor (e.g., Shia LaBeouf's crotch – in fact, most of LaBeouf's body) or carefully concealed by clever lighting or equally clever hair placement. Now, don't go blaming Lars von Trier for all this circumspection; Nymphomaniac's U.S. distributor Magnolia Pictures is likely the one that doesn't want to offend […]


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'Nymphomaniac' Shia LaBeouf Sex Scene Photo 'Teaser'



Lars von Trier 'Not Mel Gibson' But Cannes' 'Persona Non Grata' Following 'I Understand Hitler' Remark

This probably isn't the last of Lars von Trier – according to him, his project with Martin Scorsese is still a go – but the 'persona non grata' filmmaker has found the need to explain himself once again, this time to The Hollywood Reporter. Von Trier apparently wants to make sure people understand he's “absolutely no Mel Gibson,” whose The Beaver, I should add, received a standing ovation at its official Cannes screening. Below are a few of von Trier's remarks about the Nazi/Jew/Hitler controversy at the Cannes Film Festival's press conference for his Melancholia, a doomsday psychological drama starring Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, John Hurt, and others: “It's a pity because (Jewish festival head) Gilles Jacob is […]


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Lars von Trier 'Not Mel Gibson' But Cannes' 'Persona Non Grata' Following 'I Understand Hitler' Remark