Lars Von Trier

8 Ways of Looking at Lars von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac: Volume 1′

You’ve seen the pervy O-face posters, the seemingly endless stream of NSFW trailers, and the painful-looking stills. Now, it’s finally here: Nymphomaniac. Well, the first of its two parts… on VOD (it premieres in theaters next Friday, March 21; Volume 2 will make its US debut next month). Blowing in on a wave of hype as Lars von Trier’s most shocking film — and that’s saying a lot — it’s already inspiring fanboy raves and feminist freakouts. This was all to be expected, as Von Trier is among the most divisive voices in global cinema. Moderate reactions to his films are hard to find. … Read More

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Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Flicks to See in March

At risk of getting all post-Oscar hyperbolic, I have a bit of good news: this is one of the best months for independent movies in a long, long time. Of the 11 films I had the chance to check out in preparation for this month’s indie guide, every single one is at least worth your time, and several are a good deal better than that; they offer a wide range of experiences, from familial comedy to baroque suspense to penetrating documentary to, well, Wes Anderson. (He’s kind of his own experience.) Our many, many recommendations for March movie-going are after the jump. … Read More

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Flavorwire Exclusive: Owen Ashworth’s Witty, Whimsical Drawings of Iconic Filmmakers

If you’re as big a fan as we are of Owen Ashworth — the man formerly known as Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, now recording under the Advance Base moniker — you’ll know that his albums have often been adorned by his own rather whimsical drawings. Well, now he’s extended his interest in art into a whole book of illustrations. Titled Legends of the Silver Screen, it features idiosyncratic portraits of famous film directors, each accompanied by an imaginary signature. The book is out in the US at the end of March (pre-orders are open now), but publishers Belly Kids have been kind enough to share a selection of the images with us for this exclusive pre-release gallery. … Read More

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13 Great Anti-Valentine’s Day Movies You Can Stream Right Now

If you’re dating or married, Valentine’s Day can be a high-stress holiday: figuring out what to get your partner, how much is trying too hard, how much isn’t trying enough, where to go, what to do, what not to do, and whether this really is the right night to bring up that previously unmentioned lovechild. But if you’re, shall we say, between partners, February 14 is a miserable day indeed, an interminable blizzard of flowers and candy and bullshit. Who needs it? So if you’d like to shy away from the syrupy romantic fare typical of Valentine’s Day movie-watching, fear not; here are a baker’s dozen anti-romantic movies for your weekend… Read More

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Flavorwire’s Most Anticipated Movies of 2014

Well, 2013 is over, and thank goodness for that. Sure, it was one of the best years in recent memory for movies, but the year-end box office returns indicate it was a year where people mostly wanted to sequels and remakes. And there are plenty of those on tap for 2014 — and a few of them even look promising! (A very few.) So in the spirit of looking forward, let’s have a glance at some of the films we’re most looking forward to in the new… Read More

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New Stills From Lars von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac’ Titillate With Visions of Sex and Power

Never have the words “coming soon” been so appropriate for a film release. Unlike actual sex (unless you’re gifted in the art of tantra) Nymphomaniac is a four-hour, two-part nympho coming-of-age tale. And anticipation is surely mounting as Lars von Trier’s over-the-top journey through the realm of power and perversity prepares for its Christmas debut in Denmark (less fortunate countries, like our own will have to wait until March 21, 2014). But at least the film is releasing a steady stream of provocative promotional material to fill the time between now and then — most recently a series of stills. Check out the images, spotted via Indiewire, after the jump. … Read More

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