| Apr 19, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Lars von Trier's glorious promise as an international filmmaker of influence and renown seemed to go to the dogs with Dogville and everything he's uncapped a lens on ever since. He's not making Dancer in the Dark or Breaking the Waves these days. His...
| May 23, 2011
— Writer-director Terrence Malick wasn't there to accept it, but "The Tree of Life," his ambitious and long-anticipated examination of what it all means, won the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or on Sunday night.
"He remains infamously and...
| May 24, 2011
| 1:35 PM
Everybody's Talkin' About
• Holy Rapture passes without incident; War of the Worlds broadcasts have been hairier. In other celestial speculation, Stephen Hawking calls Heaven a myth.
• Dominique Strauss- Kahn resigns as head of IMF, leaves...
| Nov 10, 2011
**** (out of four)
The stunningly beautiful, remarkably powerful film from writer-director Lars Von Trier bears plenty in common with “The Tree of Life,” if “Tree” were an extraordinary vision of flawed human behavior in the...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 9:06 AM
Lars von Trier, el "enfant terrible" del cine danés, añade otra polémica pieza a su larga filmografía, conformada, entre otras cintas, por títulos como Breaking the Waves, Dancer in the Dark y Dogville.
Von Trier, quien tiene fama de...
| Nov 16, 2011
The holiday movie season is a crowded beast. So we asked filmmaker Hilton Carter, a MICA grad who now lives in Los Angeles, to give us his picks for what he can't wait to see. Carter, 31, whose dark short film "Moth" aired earlier this year on HBO, cut...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 8:07 AM
Opens Nov. 23. Criterion, 86 Temple St., New Haven. (203) 498-2500; opens Dec. 2. Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford. (860) 232-1006.
No filmmaker inflicts pain like Lars Von Trier. The master of excruciating situations that try...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 12:47 PM
Lars von Trier has long rivaled Hamlet as the most melancholy of melancholy Danes. With “Melancholia,” his new film, he makes it official.
Fifteen years ago, Von Trier had his first real American success with “Breaking the Waves,”...
| Nov 24, 2011
| 9:50 PM
George Miller is no stranger to first-class animated films featuring talking animals. He directed the revered classic "Babe," which was nominated for Best Picture. He also directed the first "Happy Feet" movie, replacing talking pigs, dogs and sheep...
| Dec 1, 2011
As Justine, the complicated young bride at the center of Lars von Trier's apocalyptic meditation on depression, "Melancholia," Kirsten Dunst is called upon to convey great depths of anguish with very little dialogue. But Dunst, 29, delivers such a...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 6:13 PM
There are numerous inherent flaws and absurdities in the process of compiling Top 10s and Best ofs; nonetheless, here are my favorite films released in Los Angeles in the calendar year 2011. In my version of this imperfect exercise, “favorite”...