On The Download
Outside The Frame
Food + Drink
On The Cheap
Bars and Drinking
Arts & Entertainment
Museums & Galleries
Big Fat Whale
Lars von Trier
National Society of Film Critics: the winners
The National Society of Film Critics, of which I am a member, had a choice between "Life" and death today, and they chose death. That...
| January 07, 2012
Difficult women; Oscar gold
I just came from a screening of David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method," in which Keira Knightley as Sabina Spielrein kicks and screams and laughs hysterically...
| December 01, 2011
Here's what we learn from Melancholia : life sucks, people are awful, we're all going to die, and good riddance. Who says Lars von Trier doesn't like happy endings?
Who says Lars von Trier doesn't like happy endings?
| November 11, 2011
Talking cure for "Melancholia"
Lars von Triers's new film "Melancholia" will have its work cut out for it to be as transgressive as his last one, "Antichrist" (though the...
| November 04, 2011
Reichs and wrongs on the Croisette
"I beat my kids regularly. Seems to do the trick. And I deprive them of meals."
Cannes we all just get along?
| May 27, 2011
Lisa Nesselson -- Cannes report #3: Trier today, gone tomorrow
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY (cited on A-Word-A-Day by Anu Garg): "It is well to know something of the manners of various peoples, in order more...
| May 21, 2011
Lisa Nesselson -- Cannes report #2: more Von Trier
What's the world coming to when a filmmaker can't joke about the Nazis and the Final Solution during a Cannes press conference? Lars Von Trier...
| May 19, 2011
End of the world movies we will miss because of the end of the world
It's a shame that the world is ending May 21 because that means we'll miss some interesting end of the world movies. Not necessarily films...
| May 18, 2011
Interview: Lone Scherfig
Born in Denmark in 1959, Lone Scherfig first gained international attention in 2000 with Italian for Beginners, a charming little film that won her the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. A couple of years later, she followed up with Wilbur Wants t
An Educated Lady
| November 13, 2009
Von Trier: Willem Dafoe's penis "too big" for Antichrist
We suspect some of you may have missed the salient segment of Peter Keough's interview with Antichrist director Lars Von Trier this week, in which...
| October 28, 2009
Interview: Lars von Trier of Antichrist
Maybe it’s the blurring effect of the Skype technology through which I’m interviewing him as he sits worried and Buddha-like in his headquarters in Denmark (he has a phobia about airplanes, among other things), but Lars von Trier seems like an okay guy.
The director on the redeeming qualities of Antichrist
| October 23, 2009
Lars von Trier’s controversial freak-out is Saw VI as told by Carl Dreyer. Is that a good thing? It certainly has grabbed everybody’s attention. I’m torn between dismissing the film as gross-out juvenilia and regarding it as raw religious mythmaking.
Lars von Trier’s screams from a marriage
| October 23, 2009
Review: Paranormal Activity
The "normal" puts the chills in Paranormal Activity .
More than cheap thrills
| October 16, 2009
Another "Antichrist" update: Boston opening date announced, Obama still outpacing Von Trier
Lars Von Trier's "Antichrist" now has a local opening date - October 23 at the Kendall Square Theatre. Which reminds that it's been a while...
| September 21, 2009
Quick — name a world-class film-festival administrator willing to reveal that at age 12 he was titillated by the sight of clodhopper-shod Minnie Mouse stomping on Mickey's tail in a French comic book.
Tarantino, Antichrist , and well-lit genitalia show why the French film festival is like no other
| May 29, 2009
Korean filmmakers reinvent Hollywood genres and conventions much the way their Asian counterparts do, but my sense is that they tend to put everything in a broader context.
The films of Lee Chang-dong
| April 29, 2008
Deneuve has been in the public eye long enough to know that only damn fools reveal themselves to the public.
Deneuve demystifies — and enchants
| August 07, 2007
Savoring slow food
The surest radar trap in southern Maine is the one the Scarborough police have set up where Route 207 enters Prouts Neck.
At a revamped seaside resort
| August 01, 2007
The Boss of It All
The Boss of It All reflects on the mysteries of identity, responsibility, globalization, and Gambini’s æsthetics of theater.
Since when do we believe Lars von Trier?
| May 30, 2007
The girls of summer
It’s summer, so no one’s surprised at the onslaught of sequels, adaptations, or even movies based on toys. But films with Oscar-caliber women’s roles?
The season for blockbusters, sequels, and . . . great roles for women?
| May 18, 2007
Dogme is out, done for, as are Lars von Trier’s sly strictures on making Dogme films: only natural lighting, the actors must wear their real clothes, etc.
Andrea Arnold takes on Lars von Trier
| May 08, 2007
Dots and dashes
Just about any list of the greatest character actors working today would include David Morse. And with good cause.
The career of David Morse
| June 22, 2006
Who are the world’s greatest living narrative filmmakers, what I call the Magnificent Seven?
Readers speak out on the best directors
| April 28, 2006
Lars von Trier’s Manderlay has something to offend everyone: blacks, whites, conservatives, liberals, and those who, like myself, found Dogville a bold if flawed experiment.
Von Trier's trilogy continues, sans Nicole Kidman.
| February 16, 2006
Flash back to Cannes, 2003, the press conference for Dogville . Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier leaned toward his superstar lead, Nicole Kidman, and put her on the spot before the international press.
Lars von Trier at Cannes 2005
| February 15, 2006
Politics as usual?
Conspiracy, corruption, catastrophe — politics and world events sure can be exciting. Even the mainstream news is taking an interest.
Or will Hollywood cover the issues in 2006?
| January 26, 2006
Slideshow: 20 things you should do this spring
COMPILED BY IAN SANDS AND ASHLEY RIGAZIO
| January 01, 1900
See more deals
Copyright © 2014 Phoenix Media/Communications Group. All Rights Reserved.
Advertise With Us
Work For Us