Film Review: The House That Jack Built

The House That Jack Built is every inch the Lars von Trier film. The provocative satire should prove rewarding for those receptive to it. Jack is a serial killer. He recounts five incidents which take place over a twelve-year span. These incidents reveal an insight into an unusual mind… Writer-director Lars von Trier returns with his most tongue-in-cheek film to […]

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Film Review: Nymphomaniac

Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac is absorbing, amusing and though-provoking cinema. Behind the rodomontade of controversy, Nymphomaniac is an excellent film. Seligman finds Joe injured on the streets as he returns to his apartment. Inviting her in to recuperate, self-confessed nymphomaniac Joe begins to tell Seligman her story… Nymphomaniac Volume I and Volume II are engrossing films best viewed in quick […]

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Film Review: Melancholia

Melancholia is a heart-wrenchingly acute depiction of depression. Those who are not fully absorbed may find the 136-minute running time a bit much, but most will be hooked by Lars von Trier’s film. On her wedding day, Justine should be the happiest she has ever been. Instead, she cannot seem to shake her negative feelings. At the same time, her […]

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Melancholia Trailer

The cheerfully-titled Melancholia is released in UK cinemas on 30th September 2011. I have been looking forward to seeing the film since it screened at Cannes; you are always promised something interesting from director Lars von Trier, if nothing else. The film features an enviable cast that includes Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland and Alexander Skarsgård. Check out the […]

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