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    Lars von Trier is Writing a Horror Movie Set in Detroit

    How do you get Lars von Trier to write a horror movie for you? The secret is to keep talking until von Trier gets sick of hearing about it.

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    15 Thematic Trilogies From 15 Directors

    It’s quite likely that, in a few summers’ time, cinemagoing will start to resemble entering a giant narrative web, as each auditorium will be hosting a film featuring characters on their way to the plot being screened in the next theatre over. Disney, Marvel, DC—the brilliance of their crossover str...

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    Contest: Win Lars von Trier's 'The Five Obstructions' On DVD

    Of the many provocations Lars von Trier has delivered over the years, "The Five Obstructions" might be his most satisfying. The 2003 documentary might not be his most well known title, but if you're a fan of the director, you'll want to catch up with it quick.

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    Ask a Pornographer: "Nymphomaniac"

    One of the best analyses of Lars von Trier's brutal, sexually explicit epic comes from someone who makes a living making porn.

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Lars Von Trier: Cinema's Dancer in the Dark

    Some feminists criticize the way Lars von Trier depicts his heroines, his obsession with their suffering, but von Trier’s films never struck me as misogynistic, as some critics claim. His heroines are complex and authentic. They make choices with conviction, even when those choices end up being the ...

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    Review: Nymphomaniac Vol. 2 - A Study on the Pleasure of Pain

    For the second half of his intense exploration on pathological sexuality, Lars von Trier ventures into these violent practices.His familiar tendency for blasphemous content is also more pronounced in this latter installment. Nevertheless, it all still points towards his goal of denouncing hypocrisy...

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    This Weekend, Watch Johansson and Gainsbourg Suck Men's Souls in 'Under the Skin' and 'Nymphomaniac: Volume II'

    This weekend, catch sexy Scarlett Johansson in not one, but two films, and in two wildly different roles. While reviews are solid-gold for the Marvel sequel "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," in which she stars opposite the reassuringly bland charms of Chris Evans, you're unlikely to see a weird...

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    Cinematographer Manuel Claro Talks the Bearable Lightness of 'Nymphomaniac'

    Cinematographer Manuel Claro calls "Nymphomaniac" the ultimate Lars von Trier movie ("Volume II" opens Friday), containing "a fuck you to film school energy that's all over the place," in which the director's pessimism and optimism battle one another. However, after the in-your-face look of"Melancho...

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    The 'Nymphomaniac' Cheat Sheet: Everything You Need To Know About Lars von Trier’s Epic Study of Sexual Obsession

    As anyone who's seen Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac" can tell you, there’s a helluva lot to potentially discuss. With the second Volume opening theatrically in the U.S. this Friday (it's already available on VOD), let’s dig a little deeper, get a little bit more esoteric and eccentric and talk about...

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    As 'Nymphomaniac' Provokes, von Trier and Leth's Masterful 'Five Obstructions' Gets DVD Rerelease

    At the same time that the impish Lars von Trier is busy offending, affronting, provoking and outraging audiences with “Nymphomaniacs” I and II, Kino Lorber has chosen to re-release one of the films that got a lot of people excited about von Trier in the first place: “The Five Obstructions.”

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