| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 21, 2009
| 4:34 PM
In all his best known works -- from 'Breaking the Waves' (1996) through 'Dancer in the Dark' (2000), 'Dogville' (2003) and 'Manderlay' (2005) -- Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier has repeated the the same template: He gives us an appealing female...
| Oct 25, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Four movies with combined production budgets of more than $100 million opened this weekend, but none of them managed to beat a movie that cost $15,000. Paramount's 'Paranormal Activity' expanded from 863 theaters to 1,945 this weekend and sold a......
| Oct 23, 2009
| 4:32 PM
In his native Denmark, Per Kirkeby is regarded as something of a national treasure, an artist of exceptional talent whose intense and moody work is said to embody the spirit of the country. For those of us in the U.S.,......
| Dec 10, 2008
"How long have you got, and how can I best guide you in?" So begins a phone call with Anthony Dod Mantle, the British-born cinematographer of "Slumdog Millionaire" on the line from his longtime home in Copenhagen. This blend of adventuresome attitude with...