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  • Culture Watch: 'Selma Jezkova' by way of Bjork

     
    Mark Swed reviews the new DVD of Danish composer Poul Ruders' lastest dark opera, Selma Jezkov√°, which is based on Lars von Trier's film "Dancer in the Dark."...
  • Kanye West finds his inner Hitler

     
    Kanye West's Hitler comments: Know who really, really gets Adolf Hitler? Kanye West. Because when you think of brown-shirted white supremacists goose-stepping in time to a Wagner opera, you totally think Kanye West. Not true, you say? Too bad. Kanye...
  • In rotation: Jens Lekman's 'An Argument With Myself'

     
    A series in Sunday Calendar about what Times writers & contributors are listening to right now... As even a cursory sweep through Jens Lekman's material proves, the Swedish pop raconteur often talks to himself, so it was only a matter......
  • Susan Sarandon calls pope a Nazi (not surprisingly, folks notice)

     
    Susan Sarandon called Pope Benedict XVI a Nazi at the Hamptons International Film Festival over the weekend. The ADL is asking Susan Sarandon to say she's sorry, while the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights has decided not to bother to ask for...
  • 'Melancholia' -- Kirsten Dunst ponders the end of the world [video]

     
    In Lars von Trier’s upcoming apocalyptic meditation “Melancholia,” Kirsten Dunst plays Justine, a young bride grappling with an overwhelming depression that seems linked to the appearance of a mysterious planet -- one that just might...
  • Eddie Murphy's Oscar host replacement ideas aplenty on Twitter

     
    After Eddie Murphy stepped down from hosting the 2012 Oscars, Twitter users have suggested replacements including Neil Patrick Harris, Billy Crystal and Tina Fey....
  • Young Hollywood: Kirsten Dunst, Armie Hammer talk role preparation

     
    Kirsten Dunst and Armie Hammer talk about how they prepare for their roles at the L.A. Times Young Hollywood panel at AFI Fest....
  • Weighing my options at Landmark

     
    As November wears on and the weird Chicago weather gets even weirder, I find myself drawn to the movie theatre. (Oh, who am I kidding? I find myself drawn to the movie theatre all year long.) This week looks particularly good for Landmark Century Centre...
  • 'A Dangerous Method,' 'Melancholia' take cues from Richard Wagner

     
    In two recent films -- David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method" and Lars von Trier's "Melancholia" -- Richard Wagner's music pervades the soundtrack as well as the story lines, informing the psychology of the characters while adding crucial sonic subtext.....
  • 'Take Shelter,' 'The Artist' top contenders for Spirit Awards [Updated]

     
    Writer-director Jeff Nicols' apocalyptic drama "Take Shelter" and the black-and-white silent film "The Artist" emerged as top contenders for Film Independent's 2012 Spirit Awards Tuesday morning, earning five nominations each. Both films were nominated in...
  • ‘Melancholia’: Depression was never lovelier

     
    What to say about “Melancholia”? In many ways, there's not a more accurate portrayal of depression on film. Because it's directed by Lars von Trier, it's heavy on imagery, light on dialogue. But unlike “The Tree of Life” –...