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Movie Blog: ‘Nymphomaniac: Vol. II’ Review

At the center of Nymph()maniac: Volume II is the interplay of sex and cruelty, love and pain. While masochism becomes the well from which the protagonist, Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), draws pleasure from middle age, it’s the people whom she loves or trusts that hurt her most. Likewise, it’s only those whom she’s closest to that she ever seeks to wound.

04/04/2014

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Movie Blog: ‘Nymph()maniac: Vol. I’ Review

If you were afraid Nymph()maniac was going to be nothing more than pornography masquerading as art-house, don’t worry. The sex doesn’t come off as steamy or exciting as much as raw, monotonous and sort of funny.

03/21/2014

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Movie Blog: ‘Melancholia’ And Disaster

Melancholia is a movie of disaster. Literally. Etymologically. Metaphorically.

11/23/2011

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Cannes Bans Director After Hitler Remarks

Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier was booted out of the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday for saying that he sympathizes with Adolf Hitler.

05/19/2011

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Director At Cannes: ‘I’m A Nazi’

Lars von Trier brought the end of the world to the Cannes Film Festival — then the Danish director really shook things up, saying he sympathizes with Adolf Hitler, thinks Israel is a pain and plans to make a porn flick with Kirsten Dunst.

05/18/2011

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