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Why One of Lauren Bacall's Most Important Roles Was Getting Punched on 'The Sopranos'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 13, 2014 1:07 PM
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  • 5 Comments
Lauren Bacall's willingness to take risks, like letting Christopher Moltisanti punch her right in her legendary face, was what kept her worth watching until the very end.

Now Streaming: 'Nymphomaniac,' 'Cosmos' and a Slasher-Musical

  • By Max O'Connell
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  • August 8, 2014 3:12 PM
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Time to binge-view Lars von Trier and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Ask a Pornographer: "Nymphomaniac"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 11, 2014 1:37 PM
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  • 6 Comments
One of the best analyses of Lars von Trier's brutal, sexually explicit epic comes from someone who makes a living making porn.

A Grand Unified Theory of Lars Von Trier

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 27, 2014 10:51 AM
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"Nymphomaniac" serves as a summary of Lars Von Trier's recurring obsessions, including his obsession with himself.

Iceland's Critics Get in on 'Nymphomaniac's Action

  • By Sam Adams
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  • February 12, 2014 4:25 PM
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  • 5 Comments
Denmark. Poland. Hungary. Now Iceland. That's a lot of naked film critics.

Hungarian Critics Join 'Nymphomaniac's O-Face Club

  • By Sam Adams
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  • February 4, 2014 8:03 AM
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  • 4 Comments
First the Danes, then the Poles, now Hungarians join the orgiastic excitement for Lars Von Trier's newest film.

Polish Critics Climax for 'Nymphomaniac'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 8, 2014 2:36 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Following in the footsteps of their Danish brethren, Poland's film critics get orgasmic for Lars Von Trier's movie.

Come As You Are: Danish Critics Show 'Nyphomaniac' Their O-Faces

  • By Sam Adams
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  • December 16, 2013 12:23 PM
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  • 2 Comments
How excited are Danish critics about the year in film? Very, very excited.