Melancholia: a film by Lars von Trier

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By Xavier Toby in New Film on Wednesday 4 January 2012

I wish there were a lot more of the types of films made by Lars von Trier. Each is very different but still distinctly von Trier, and each is superb. Melancholia is the follow up to the wonderfully confronting Antichrist. This is all about the end of the world, and told with an honesty and pacing that is probably much closer to the actual end of the world than all the Hollywood crap would have you believe.

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Lars Von Trier’s new film: Melancholia

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By Irina Makarova in New Film on Friday 28 October 2011

Keeping up with the trend of the Apocalypse, Lars Von Trier premiered his latest mind scramble, Melancholia, at Cannes this year. The film is typical Von Trier, with its paced and dry psychological unraveling, complete internal disrobing of the characters, and high strung tension. But it also excels with its breathtaking cinematography, cosmic soundtrack, and […]

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Antichrist, a film by Lars von Trier

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By Zolton in New Film on Monday 14 December 2009

At a time when mainstream cinema seems to be getting more palatable and boring, it’s fantastic that an artist is still making films that challenge and confuse. Writer and director Lars von Trier is an excellent filmmaker. The cinematography throughout this movie is phenomenal, in particular the first scene and selected close-ups. It’s also a […]

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The beauty of imperfection

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By This Island Life in New Trends on Tuesday 28 April 2009

It’s embarrassing to admit, but Barbie’s recent anniversary got us thinking. Are we the only ones having trouble telling young starlets apart? You know the look: teeth get whiter, hair gets blonder, and dress sizes get smaller. Luckily, a backlash against this so called ‘perfectionism’ has been building, and we like it. Over the last […]

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