Review: Nymphomaniac Vol. I & II

When it was announced soon after the release of Melancholia that Lars Von Trier's next film would be entitled Nymphomaniac, I probably let out an audible sigh. A weary sigh. Now, let me explain myself a little bit. I'm a fan of Von Trier's work - that which I've seen - and was automatically going to be present … Continue reading Review: Nymphomaniac Vol. I & II

Review: Melancholia

***originally written 17 October 2011*** Kirsten Dunst plays Justine, and she has just been wed to Michael (Alexander Skarsgard). They’re an altogether unfairly beautiful couple, and their wedding reception has been planned lovingly by Justine’s sister Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and heavily financed by Claire’s rich husband John (Kiefer Sutherland) at a lavish country house complete … Continue reading Review: Melancholia

Review: Antichrist

***originally written 14 August 2009*** Antichrist is the latest film from Lars Von Trier, a horror piece that has courted no small amount of controversy for it's explicit content. It'll make you wince more than once. The basic outline is that a nameless couple - Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg - travel to a woodland … Continue reading Review: Antichrist