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13 Films To See In March

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • March 3, 2014 4:46 PM
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12 Films To See In March
The dolorous effects of winter are slowly, ever so slowly, making way for the bright world of spring. Until then, and especially if you’re in one of the regions still covered in snow, you’re probably spending quite a bit of time at the local multiplex. Since February was so short we’re adding an additional two movies to tide you over this month, so hopefully you’ll have a backlog of entertainment for when you can come out of hibernation.

Watch: Rebel Against Love In New Trailer For Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Volume I'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 13, 2014 8:19 PM
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Nymphomaniac
While it's not nearly as provocative as the very NSFW version that dropped late last year, the U.S. trailer for "Nymphomaniac: Volume 1" will surely still raise a few eyebrows. And for fans, it offers up new footage and voiceover as well, to ease you in to Lars von Trier's latest assault on the sense and intellect.

Watch: Full 40-Minute ‘Nymphomaniac’ Press Conference From The Berlin Film Festival

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • February 9, 2014 1:53 PM
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Nymphomaniac press conference
Yes, Shia LaBeouf stole the show, aping from or homaging a 1995 press conference appearance by maverick footballer Eric Cantona today at the Berlin Film Festival. But aside from that prankster move – some say veering towards Joaquin Phoenix-like performance art – the press conference went off like it normally might have.

Berlin Review: Lars von Trier's Director's Cut Of 'Nymphomaniac Part 1'

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 9, 2014 1:17 PM
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Lars von Trier is going to Hell. The devil, after all, has all the best tunes, and on the evidence of "Nymphomaniac Part 1," which has its world premiere in its unexpurgated, director-preferred 145-minute version at the Berlin Film Festival, von Trier is a maestro at his zenith, conducting what may very well be his magnum opus. It is a symphony, or perhaps a thrusting, punk-inflected heavy metal power grind of rude, funny, sexy, sad, gross, pretentious, meta and brilliant, and sometimes all of these things at the same time. But out of what should be discordant, salacious, self-indulgent and ugly, von Trier, through sheer storytelling and filmmaking chutzpah, has crafted something witty and clever and thrilling, that absorbed our attention like a sponge and displayed, beneath all that brio, a kind of wisdom we haven't seen before from the filmmaker.

Shia LaBeouf Borrows Enigmatic Footballer Quote For 'Nymphomaniac' Press Conference & Then Walks Out

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • February 9, 2014 10:21 AM
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A strange afternoon in Berlin today. Lars Von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac Part 1” (the long version that hasn’t been seen until now) screened this morning at the Berlin Film Festival, and the press conference that followed had a few head-scratching moments. First off, Lars Von Trier himself showed up wearing a Cannes “Persona Non Grata” T-shirt (an overt reference to his banning from the French festival the year “Melancholia” played), but kept his vow to no longer speak to press by not appearing in the press conference.

The 10 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2014 Berlin Film Festival

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 4, 2014 1:18 PM
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Berlin 2014 preview
This Thursday, just a few scant weeks after Sundance has rolled up its red carpet, we’ll be plunging into Europe’s first major festival. The Berlin Film Festival, aka the Berlinale, has (like everything else) a lower profile than Cannes and perhaps a less glamorous aura than Venice. But, in a way, that counts toward its specific identity: with the European Film Market (which is one of the three biggest in the world) and the Talent Campus, a major program of workshops and masterclasses attended by students and professionals alike, from all disciplines, from all over the world, the Berlinale feels more businesslike and no-nonsense, less seduced by the glitz of the industry than by the actual films, and by fostering the talents that make them.

Watch: New Trailer For Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Part 2' Is Burning Down The House

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 29, 2014 11:03 AM
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Nymphomaniac
With a surprise screening at the Sundance Film Festival, and a debut of the uncut first part at the Berlin Film Festival next month, it's safe to say Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac" is still one of the most talked about movies of the year. And here's yet another look at the movie to get you talking.

Shia LaBeouf Says He Had To Send Pictures Of His Penis To The Production Team For 'Nymphomaniac'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 6, 2014 9:03 AM
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Nymphomaniac
Coming on board a film is a lot like joining a family, and it's only natural that the people you're going to work with want to know a little bit you. So sure, you're going to need to send measurements to the costume department while also letting the team know what kind of donuts you want on the catering table in the morning. But we'd reckon few actors outside of the porn industry got the kind of request that Shia LaBeouf did when he signed up for "Nymphomaniac."

Charlotte Gainsbourg Says She Thought Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac' Was Just A Joke & Provocation At First

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 3, 2014 11:09 AM
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Nymphomaniac
"My next film, and Kirsten [Dunst] demanded it, will be porn. That's how women are. Really hard core. That's what I'm writing now," Lars Von Trier told a Cannes Film Festival press conference back in 2011. And we all had a good laugh, but here we are three years later with the director's two part epic "Nymphomaniac" is already rolling out overseas and slated to open stateside this spring. And it looks like we weren't the only ones who thought Lars was just fucking with us.

Check Out NSFW Character Portraits & New Images From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 30, 2013 11:04 AM
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Nymphomaniac
Fifty shades of what? While Hollywood will spend the next year attempting to convince everyone just how hot their adaptation of the mommy porn book will be, Lars von Trier has gone ahead and pushed, ripped, burned and completely destroyed the kinky envelope with his two-part "Nymphomaniac." And with the movie rolling out abroad, the teasing continues as we get ready to experience the epic stateside.

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