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.
iTunes made this film available to view last month, so I found it really strange to find out that the movie has yet to be released in most theatres. Regardless, I watched it on Itunes and I still can’t really sum it up. It’s definitely not what I expected. It’s beautiful. And sad. And isolating. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]