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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 […]


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



NYMPHOMANIAC Movie Review: Lars von Trier an 'Actual Genius'

'Nymphomaniac: Vol. I' movie review: Lars von Trier offers his latest 'little nugget of geniu's (image: Stacy Martin in 'Nymphomaniac: Vol. I') It will be noted long after this review is filed deep in the bowels of some ancient digital archive of dead film critics that Lars von Trier was […]


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NYMPHOMANIAC Movie Review: Lars von Trier an 'Actual Genius'



'Nymphomaniac' Trailer: 'Sexually Explicit' Scene Horrifies 'Frozen' Moviegoers?

Nymphomaniac character poster featuring Shia LaBeouf. According to some – since then discredited – reports, Frozen audience members were inadvertently shown the “sexually explicit” red band Nymphomaniac trailer. (Reality seems to have been closer to a Dallas Buyers Club threesome sex scene.) Directed by Lars von Trier (Breaking the Waves, […]


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'Nymphomaniac' Trailer: 'Sexually Explicit' Scene Horrifies 'Frozen' Moviegoers?



'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 […]


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'Nymphomaniac' Shia LaBeouf Sex Scene Photo 'Teaser'



Henry Cavill Body: Superman of Latex + Joss Whedon to Direct New 'Avengers' Movie

Henry Cavill body beautiful: Man of Latex. Henry Cavill body in 'Man of Steel' Missing out on the role of Edward Cullen may (or may not) have been a professional blow for British actor Henry Cavill. (Author Stephenie Meyer wanted him, but he was “too old” at 24.) Anyhow, you […]


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Henry Cavill Body: Superman of Latex + Joss Whedon to Direct New 'Avengers' Movie



Goya Awards: Corrupt Cop Tops + Woody Allen Wins WGA & Bodil Nominee Lars von Trier

No Rest for the Wicked with José Coronado Pedro Almodóvar didn't have much luck at the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Goya Awards this evening in Madrid: Almodóvar's The Skin I Live In won a total of four Goyas, but none for its director/writer. Starring Antonio Banderas […]


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Goya Awards: Corrupt Cop Tops + Woody Allen Wins WGA & Bodil Nominee Lars von Trier



EFA Best European Film Honors Another Controversial Filmmaker + Homages to Early Cinema Lead in U.S.

Melancholia with Kirsten Dunst. The European Film Academy (EFA) Awards' Best European Film winner, Melancholia tells the story of two sisters (Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg) as one of them is about to get married and a fast-approaching planet is about to collide with the Earth. Melancholia became the third Lars […]


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EFA Best European Film Honors Another Controversial Filmmaker + Homages to Early Cinema Lead in U.S.



Lars Von Trier 'Melancholia' Dominates European Film Awards

Kirsten Dunst, Melancholia Lars von Trier's Melancholia is the clear favorite at the 2011 European Film Awards. Nazi joke or no, Cannes Film Festival ban or no, the von Trier-directed apocalyptic drama received eight nominations in seven categories, among them Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay (also von Trier), and […]


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Lars Von Trier 'Melancholia' Dominates European Film Awards



Lars von Trier: Nazi Remarks vs. French Judicial System

France is on financial brink. In fact, so is much of Europe. Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Italy, and Iceland have all gone Third World. Racism and xenophobia are not only a fact of life throughout the continent, but they're frequently official government policy as well. How to deal with those […]


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Lars von Trier: Nazi Remarks vs. French Judicial System



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 […]


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



Cannes Veterans: From Pedro Almodóvar & Lars von Trier to the Dardenne Brothers and Aki Kaurismäki

Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya in Pedro Almodóvar's La piel que habito / The Skin I Live In The list of 19 films in competition for the 2011 Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or was announced earlier today. According to festival artistic director Thierry Fremaux and festival president Gilles Jacob, 1,715 entries […]


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Cannes Veterans: From Pedro Almodóvar & Lars von Trier to the Dardenne Brothers and Aki Kaurismäki



'Antichrist' Movie Review: Lars von Trier Directs Sexually Daring Charlotte Gainsbourg

Charlotte Gainsbourg,, Antichrist Into the Woods (a.k.a, Satan's Church) It goes without saying that Lars Von Trier's Antichrist is a disturbing and controversial film. I will not lie; the only reason I decided to watch it was because it was a play instantly on my Netflix queue, and even then, […]


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'Antichrist' Movie Review: Lars von Trier Directs Sexually Daring Charlotte Gainsbourg



Cannes: Heath Ledger 'Doctor Parnassus' & Lars von Trier Controversial 'Antichrist'

Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian: “Heath Ledger takes a poignant final bow in Terry Gilliam's loopy, sweet-natured but madly self-indulgent fantasia The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, showing here at the Cannes film festival out of competition. Halfway through shooting, Ledger had made a desperately sad early exit, so the director […]


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Cannes: Heath Ledger 'Doctor Parnassus' & Lars von Trier Controversial 'Antichrist'



'The Idiots': Lars von Trier

Idioterne / The Idiots (1998) Dir. / Scr.: Lars von Trier. Cast: Bodil Jørgensen, Jens Albinus, Anne Louise Hassing, Troels Lyby, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Louise Mieritz, Henrik Prip, Luis Mesonero, Knud Romer Jørgensen     The tenth and final “Vow of Chastity” from the Dogme '95 manifesto states that “the […]


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'The Idiots': Lars von Trier