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    Six Circuit: Which 2000 Best Director Hopeful Got Shut Out For Double Steven Soderbergh Nominations?

    Welcome to the forty-third entry in our Six Circuit series. Rules prohibit actors from being nominated twice in the same category. That’s why performers like Kate Winslet pull “category fraud” to try and earn nominations in both lead and supporting (see the 2008 race). However, there is no such rule that prohibits a director from being […] More

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    Top 10: Best English Language Debuts From Foreign Directors

    When foreign filmmakers transition to English language cinema, there are often mixed results. Some of them land right out of the gate but others have a difficult transition. This week, French director Claire Denis makes her English-language debut with “High Life.” Meanwhile, Hirokazu Kore-eda is making his debut as well. After “Shoplifters” earned a Foreign […] More

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    Lars von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built’ Spurs Walk Outs at Cannes

    Yesterday, something interesting, if not altogether surprising, happened at the Cannes Film Festival. After being welcomed back to the fest, filmmaker Lars von Trier unveiled his newest movie, the serial killer tale “The House That Jack Built.” Never one to shy away from controversy, even the tickets to von Trier’s film had an “explicit violence” […] More

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    Cast of ‘Nymphomaniac’ talk about working with Lars von Trier

    Back early March, I was invited to take part in a couple of roundtable interview sessions for Lars von Trier‘s Nymphomaniac. Myself and a few other journalists were paired off into groups and sat down for roundtables with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stacy Martin, Stellan Skarsgard, Christian Slater, and Uma Thurman. Martin and Slater were paired together […] More

  • Nymphomaniac: Volume 2 (★★★)

    Well now, that was an unpleasant experience. In all honesty, I feel like that I’m closer to two and a half stars for this second half of Lars von Trier‘s epic Nymphomaniac than three stars, but taking into account that this is basically one long film, I feel like I’m still eager to recommend Nymphomaniac […] More

  • Nymphomaniac: Volume 1 (★★★)

    Oh Lars von Trier, you naughty boy you. I’ve seen both Volume 1 and Volume 2 of his new project Nymphomaniac, but I’ll be just focusing on the first part here and I can safely say that it’s both exactly what you expect and unlike anything you can imagine. Frankly, this is both the divisive […] More

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    New Images for Lars Von Trier’s Upcoming Double Feature ‘Nymphomaniac’

    It was announced a few days ago that Lars von Trier’s upcoming film Nymphomaniac, which is rumored to be shown as a five-hour cut at next year’s film festivals, will be released by Magnolia Pictures as a “Part One”-“Part Two” double feature in March and April of 2014. Today we have some new stills for […] More

  • ‘Nymphomaniac’: U.S. Release Dates And 2 New Posters

    Since people in America can no longer sit still for a super long film, Lars von Trier‘s Nymphomaniac will be broken up into two parts for U.S. audiences. Part 1 will be released on demand March 6 and will hit theaters March 21. Part 2 will be on demand April 3 and can be seen on […] More

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    NSFW Trailer for Von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac’ Arrives

    Lars Von Trier certainly hasn’t lost the ability to shock people if the trailer to his newest film Nymphomaniac is to be believed. The NSFW trailer presents us with the story of Joe, a self diagnosed nymphomaniac, who retells the story of her life to Seligman, after he finds her beat up in an alley. […] More

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