“That was one of your weaker digressions.” When all is said and done, Nymphomaniac turns out to be a sort of “greatest hits” compilation for Lars von Trier, as he has callbacks to several of his earlier films. There is a scene in which a child
SEX!!!!!!!!! Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac is upon us, and it’s warming the cockles of the hearts of sex fiends across the land. Inspired by von Trier’s frankly sexual (and very funny) movie, we’re listing our Top 10 Most Sexually Provocative Films. Editor's Note: In an
When I was growing up, I was “different.” These were pre-internet days (at least for my household), so being a gloomy, gothy kid into graveyards and Halloween and creepy weird stuff certainly did not decrease any sense of alienation I already had. I felt adrift
When The Fountain premiered at the Venice Film Festival, several critics in the audience booed. The following night, at another screening, the film received a 10-minute standing ovation. So right away it was clear The Fountain was going to be a very divisive film.
We open on a beautiful, soothing scene. An alleyway, as rain and snow drift from the sky, musically tapping against the metal lids of trash cans. Beads of water hang from the corners of buildings, swelling, then drop. Among this harmonious setting, we catch glimpses of
Texas Chainsaw 3D acts as sort of direct-sequel to 1974’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. That film is considered a masterpiece of horror. This film is considered something that makes me want to drink some poison and then throw myself in front of a bus
When it comes to film adaptations of books, no author seems to be more misunderstood than Alan Moore. Any time a film is announced based on one of his books, Moore instantly more or less gives everyone the middle finger and says, “Enjoy fucking it
Ramis was involved with some of the funniest movies ever made, including Animal House, Stripes, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day. It’s hard to imagine that list of comedy classics all came from the same person; that’s a hell of a track record.