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Review: Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac: Volume II'

In the grim second volume of Lars von Trier's erotic epic "Nymphomaniac," the great Dane dares us once again to sympathize with a morally monstrous antiheroine -- here, in the form of Joe, as played by Charlotte Gainsbourg, who's game for anything and everything for the role. Watch it now on VOD before it hits theaters April 4.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 31, 2014 3:50 PM
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Review: Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac' Volume I

In Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac Volume I,” a bruised and battered woman, Joe (Charlote Gainsbourg), recounts her lifelong misadventures of nymphomania to a lonely man (Stellan Skarsgard). He continually interrupts her to point out how her sordid tales parallel that of river trout. He’s intellectualizing her sex addiction, in a wickedly humorous way, which is indeed what “Nymphomaniac” is doing, too. The film opens in theaters Friday, March 21 and is now on VOD.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 20, 2014 12:54 PM
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Where Will You Be Watching 'Nymphomaniac' This Weekend?

It has finally come. The unrated "Volume I" of Lars von Trier's erotic opus "Nymphomaniac" arrives in 25 US theaters this Friday March 21. But you may have already seen the saucy, hotly debated, artsy sex epic on VOD, as Magnolia Pictures made the film available on March 7 on cable on demand, Amazon and a smattering of other platforms. "Volume II" hits VOD this Thursday, March 20, with theatrical release to follow April 4.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 19, 2014 4:35 PM
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This Weekend, Experience the Bold and Dangerous World of 'Nymphomaniac' on VOD

While there's plenty to see in theaters this weekend (we've outlined three), the film you won't want to miss is Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac: Volume 1," and you can watch it from the comfort of home. It arrived on VOD Thursday before hitting theaters on March 21. Also arriving this weekend is another auteur output, Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel," as well as indie thriller "Grand Piano" and macho action spectacle "300: Rise of an Empire."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 7, 2014 1:39 PM
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WATCH: Charlotte Gainsbourg Gets Fiery in New Trailer for Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac' Volume 2

While Lars von Trier's considerably comedic "Nymphomaniac" Volume 1 recently played Sundance, the second installment in the sex addiction epic looked to be more dramatic (based on preview footage in the final credits for Volume 1). Now, a new international trailer has arrived for Volume 2, and, based on a montage set to "Burning Down the House," it seems von Trier's wicked humor may still be in place.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 29, 2014 1:12 PM
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International Film Festival Rotterdam Showcases--and Supports-- Emerging Talent (TRAILERS)

The International Film Festival Rotterdam mandate is the discovery and display of new talent. Like its home city, filled with mind-bending modern architecture by the likes of native son Rem Koolhaas (who boasts a co-writer credit on the noir film "The White Slave" as well as an unproduced script for Russ Meyer -- who knew?), the festival favors edgy, arty films from around the world that for the most part are unlikely to open in the U.S. Definitely not the usual suspects.
  • By Torene Svitil
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  • January 26, 2014 6:01 PM
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Everyone's Orgasming in New Character Posters for Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac" promotional campaign continues to titillate. This morning sees the debut of NSFW new character posters for the film, in which everyone gives us their best orgasm faces. This includes Charlotte Gainsbourg, Willem Dafoe, Stacy Martin, Uma Thurman, Jamie Bell and Stellan Skarsgard. Shia Labeouf is the post-coital cool cat smoking a cigarette. Check them all out, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 10, 2013 12:24 PM
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WATCH: Uma Thurman Is a Woman Scorned in Unsettling New Clip from Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

Yet another enticing "appetizer" from Lars von Trier's highly anticipated "Nymphomaniac" arrives today. In the unnerving, darkly comic clip below, Uma Thurman plays Mrs. H, a mother scorned who takes her children to see "daddy's favorite place."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 30, 2013 12:33 PM
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Wim Wenders' 3-D 'Every Thing Will Be Fine' Adds Rachel McAdams to Cast UPDATED

UPDATE: Rachel McAdams has joined the cast of Wim Wenders' "Every Thing Will Be Fine," the German director's new 3-D drama also starring James Franco and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 22, 2013 3:00 PM
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WATCH: Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac' First Clip, 'Chapter 1: The Compleat Angler'

Details of Lars von Trier's latest cinematic provocation, "Nymphomaniac," starring his fearless go-to actress Charlotte Gainsbourg ("Antichrist," "Melancholia"), have been titillating us for months. In the film, the title character shares her erotic experiences to a man who has saved her from a vicious beating. See the first clip and teaser poster below.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 29, 2013 2:10 PM
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