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Review: Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac: Volume II' Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jamie Bell & Shia LaBeouf

  • By Ben Brock
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  • March 20, 2014 7:39 AM
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Lars von Trier's two-part, multi-version “Nymphomaniac” is destined to divide opinion the way it is itself divided down the middle (and as if it wasn't different enough to different viewers, there are also multiple versions: this is a review of the shorter, theatrical cut of the second volume). If “Vol. I” felt at times like a long-winded dirty joke – meandering, incoherently provocative, self-indulgent without being fun enough to make up for it – then “Vol. II” might just be the punchline (though many found a lot to like in the first volume's exuberant array of explicit sexuality and bizarre analogy: for a positive take you can read our review on Part I here). It's an extremely long way from being a perfect film, but undoubtedly (and whatever you thought of “Vol. I”), there's enough going on in the second volume to keep you stroking your chins (or other, more...private...parts).

Berlin Review: 'In Order Of Disappearance' Sees Stellan Skarsgård On A Blackly Hilarious Rampage Of Revenge

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 12, 2014 5:03 PM
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In Order Of Disappearance
In case you’re unaware, Lars Von Trier is not the only director to regard Stellan Skarsgård as something of a talisman, as the actor has paired up with director Hans Petter Moland three times previously, most recently with "A Somewhat Gentle Man," a film we reviewed in 2011. The duo return to the Berlinale this year with competition film "In Order Of Disappearance" (aka "Kraftidioten"), which marks a deliciously mean-spirited step up from 'Gentle Man'—pretty much bringing the house down at our public screening—though that might be partly due to home crowd advantage, as the film also features regional favorite Bruno Ganz in a small, memorable role.

Watch: Fiery, Bloody, Aspect Ratio Shifting, Very NSFW Full Length Trailer For Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 22, 2013 10:16 AM
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Nymphomaniac Trailer
Blood, fire, sex, spanking, tears, screaming, nudity, fucking ... yep, it's the full-length trailer for Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac" and yes, it's just as outrageous as you might have guessed.

Gael García Bernal & Alice Braga Feel 'The Ardor'; Amanda Seyfried & Patrick Dempsey Are 'Wonderful Tonight' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 2, 2012 4:33 PM
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Thanks to AFM, the project announcements are coming fast and furious, so we're just gonna drop a few of them in here so we can all catch up...

David Fincher Says 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Has "Parallels" To 'Chinatown'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 23, 2011 11:10 AM
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As it should be in Hollywood, people who have their share of negative press usually still have a number of dedicated collaborators who speak well of them. So while “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” director David Fincher has picked up a reputation for being ornery and difficult, it only makes sense that these traits would get spun as positive attributes by others who work with him. The guy doesn’t get $100 million budgets for nothing. The director, writer and cast recently descended on New York City to talk about adapting the film, bringing to the big screen, and yes, Fincher's pursuit of cinematic perfection.

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