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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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    Director’s Cut: 10 Theatrical Versions Vs. The Filmmaker's Final Vision

    Blessed/cursed with one of the most confusing and prolonged release strategies in recent memory, (blessed in that it has kept the movie in the conversation longer; cursed because that’s longer for everyone to get bored and irritated with it too) the second part of Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac” ope...

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    10 Movies To See In April

    We’re inching ever close to the 2014 summer blockbuster season, but that’s not to say April is lacking its fair share of spectacle and bombast. This month’s ten movies to see ranges from Marvel’s latest to a mess of independent fare moving away from the festivals and into your local multiplex. It’s ...

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    Review: Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac: Volume II'

    In the grim second volume of Lars von Trier's erotic epic "Nymphomaniac," the great Dane dares us once again to sympathize with a morally monstrous antiheroine -- here, in the form of Joe, as played by Charlotte Gainsbourg, who's game for anything and everything for the role. Watch it now on VOD bef...

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    Contest: Win Apple TV & iTunes Giftcard Courtesy Of Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

    Have you experienced "Nymphomaniac" yet? Well, if you're ready for some adventurous viewing that will mash down all the provocative buttons it can, you'll want to order up Lars von Trier's latest right now. But free is always more fun than paying for it, and so we've got a pretty great prize pack to...

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    A Grand Unified Theory of Lars Von Trier

    "Nymphomaniac" serves as a summary of Lars Von Trier's recurring obsessions, including his obsession with himself.

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    Four Directors Who Torture Their Actors, from Hitch to Trier (CLIPS)

    It's no secret that Lars von Trier pushes his actresses to the edge-- and sometimes all the way over. A director's commitment to wringing the most out of their actors dates back to another vainglorious Von: Eric von Stroheim ("Greed") was notorious for using offscreen acrimony to get what he wanted ...

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    A History of Lars Von Trier at the Box Office

    The director is known for many things, but box office success in North America is probably not one of them. That said, von Trier has managed a few very respectable grosses over the years, most notably from 1996's "Breaking The Waves," 2000's "Dancer in the Dark," and 2011's "Melancholia," all of wh...

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