We saw the two theatrical releases of Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 and 2 earlier this year from Lars von Trier, and you can watch them on Netflix now, too. But the “hardcore” and extended director’s cut of the full assembly is still to come, and now we’ve got an October date for the full five and a half hour version. The director’s cut will release day and date in theaters and on VOD in a number of different countries including the US. Read More »
David and Devindra discuss the formulaic nature of written movie reviews, ponder the legal implications of the upcoming Jem and the Holograms movie, and wonder if Splinter Cell will be the first great video game film. Special guest Alan Scherstuhl joins us from The Village Voice. Be sure to see David’s video review of Enemy, read Scott Tobias’ thoughts on the new Veronica Mars film and see Will Leitch’s review of Nymphomaniac.
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The U.S. trailer for Lars von Trier‘s Nymphomaniac Volume II is now online and, finally, Charlotte Gainsbourg gets to shine. Nymphomaniac as a whole tells the story of Joe (Gainsbourg), a woman whose wanton sexuality has literally left her on the street. A man, played by Stellan Skarsgård, helps her out by listening to her story. Volume I focuses on her younger years, which means Gainsbourg is mostly a passive participant. (That film is On Demand now and hits theaters Friday.) Volume II gets into Joe’s older years, which means it features much more of Gainsbourg than the evocative, explicit and powerful first volume.
Nympomaniac Volume II hits theaters April 4 and on VOD Friday, March 21. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, March 7th, 2014 by Angie Han
This spring brings a wave of promising high-profile projects, but for cinephiles in the Middle East the pickings will be slightly slimmer. Darren Aronofsky‘s Noah and Lars von Trier‘s Nymphomaniac have been banned in the parts of the Middle East, which is probably about the only thing the two films have in common. Find out where and why after the jump.
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There’s no nudity in this new international trailer for Lars von Trier‘s Nymphomaniac: Part Two, so technically the thing is safe for work. But this is still Trier, and Nymphomaniac, so there’s some weirdness in the new footage. (How about a little bondage for your mid-week morning?) There’s also a pretty good use of ‘Burning Down the House’ by the Talking Heads, which might be reason enough to check out this edit. Read More »
2013 was an amazing year for movies. There are still a couple big films from late in the year that I haven’t yet seen (my second cross-country move in the span of a year, left me scrambling to stay current for the year’s final quarter) and yet I’ve still got a list of favorite 2013 films that includes more than fifteen movies. With any luck I can spend the next evenings catching the couple last big ones to get that “best of ’13” list out the door.
In the meantime, as many are I’m looking forward to 2014. The next year is absolutely packed-out for blockbusters, but there’s a lot of (potentially) good stuff to enjoy in 2014. Below is my own attempt to organize the coming year in movies, based on what we know right now.
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Posted on Monday, December 30th, 2013 by Angie Han
2013’s given us all it has to offer at this point, but 2014 is just around the corner with a whole new slate of promising films. The movies I’m most looking forward to are all over the map, running the gamut from provocative arthouse flicks to big-budget superhero movies. After the jump, check out the ten titles that have me giddy with anticipation for the next twelve months.
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Posted on Friday, December 20th, 2013 by Angie Han
Get ready for the longer, harder, uncut version of Lars von Trier‘s Nymphomaniac. As the more “commercial” shorter version prepares for its theatrical rollout, the director’s cut of Nymphomaniac Volume I has just been set to premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in February. Hit the jump for more details.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 by Angie Han
Lars von Trier‘s Nymphomaniac has attracted a lot of attention, that’s for sure, but is it actually good enough to sustain that attention? Happily for his fans, the answer seems to be a resounding yes. Reviews have begun trickling out of Europe, where the film opens later this month, and so far the consensus is that — for all the hubbub about its hardcore sex scenes — it’s more of an intellectual stimulation than a sexual one.
To be clear, the reviews are all for the two-part, four-hour edit of the movie, not the five-and-a-half-hour director’s cut that von Trier favors. The former is the version that’ll hit theaters around the world; when, where, and how the latter version will be released remains unclear. For now, though, it seems the four-hour cut is perfectly satisfying on its own. Reviewers remarked that the film feels pretty complete as it is, and one stressed that regardless of whether von Trier had the final say, “Nymphomaniac couldn’t have been made by anyone else”
Hit the jump to read the early buzz.
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That first big batch of orgasmic Nymphomaniac posters was eye-catching for obvious reasons, and appropriate as the first public face for a movie that is probably going to me the most explicit non-porno most people see in the next year. But they were so over the top as to be almost comic. (See any of the many Brady Bunch photoshops to make the point.)
These two new posters are much more restrained, and are far more creepy for it. Sure, the “crop-as-heart” idea is pretty easy to digest, but what’s the fishing hook all about? Ew. That’s just off-putting. See them both in full below. Read More »