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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 SkarsgĂ„rd), 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 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 among the most controversial and brilliant filmmakers of the 20th and 21st centuries. This would not be a currently agreed-upon assessment of the filmmaker; nevertheless, Lars von Trier is an actual genius, as opposed to the myriad filmmakers called genius who are actually just clever. It should also be noted that I've been saying this about von Trier since the first of his Golden Heart films, Breaking the Waves, provoked […]


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



'Nymphomaniac' Red Band Trailer Horrifies 'Frozen' Moviegoers?

'Nymphomaniac' character poster featuring Shia LaBeouf. 'Nymphomaniac' 'sexually explicit' red band trailer shown at 'Frozen' screening in Florida? Horror Non-News Story of the Year A “sexually explicit” scene was accidentally shown to adults and children attending a screening of Disney's Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee-directed box office hit Frozen, which features the voices of Kristen Bell and Josh Gad. Well, at least that's reportedly what happened at Regal Cinemas Park Place Stadium 16 in Pinellas Park, Florida. Now, first of all, bear in mind that “sexually explicit” movie content frequently refers to movie sex that's anything but explicit. It's just (sexually repressed?) people with lots of (kinky?) imagination, seeing body parts that aren't quite there. (See also: “Nymphomaniac Shia LaBeouf […]


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'Nymphomaniac' Red Band Trailer Horrifies 'Frozen' Moviegoers?