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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 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' 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, Antichrist), Nymphomaniac features Shia LaBeouf as the lustful boss of secretary Stacy Martin, who is herself lustfully enjoying intimate moments with several of her co-workers. 'Sexually explicit' 'Nymphomaniac' trailer shown at 'Frozen' screening in Florida? A “sexually explicit” scene was accidentally shown to adults and children attending a screening of the Walt Disney Studios' box office hit Frozen, an animated kiddie flick featuring the voices of Kristen Bell and Jonathan […]


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