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  • The Contenders: Kirsten Dunst of 'Melancholia'

    The Contenders: Kirsten Dunst of 'Melancholia'
    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...
  • 'Melancholia'

    'Melancholia'
    Noted for the unexpected in his films, director Lars von Trier ("Dogville") scores again on that count as an interplanetary crisis puts Earth on a collision course. The threat parallels the internal crisis a young bride (Kirsten Dunst, who was named best...
  • Fests can start the buzz and carry it through

    Fests can start the buzz and carry it through
    Mark Roybal, president of production at Indian Paintbrush, still remembers the rush he got from viewing "Little Miss Sunshine" at its 2006 Sundance Film Festival screening. "It was one of the most unbelievable experiences I've ever had," he says. "I went...
  • 'Melancholia' review: Easily one of the year's best movies

    'Melancholia' review: Easily one of the year's best movies
    **** (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...
  • Filmmaker's choice

    Filmmaker's choice
    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...
  • Film review: 'Melancholia' never felt so good

    Film review: 'Melancholia' never felt so good
    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,”...
  • 'Prometheus' seeks out classical music in deep space

    'Prometheus' seeks out classical music in deep space
    In space, no one can hear you scream — but everyone can hear the classical music loud and clear. Science-fiction movies have had a long affinity for classical music, and the relationship is a fascinating and complex one. In "Prometheus," Ridley...
  • DVD review: 'Melancholia' is a multilayer metaphor

    DVD review: 'Melancholia' is a multilayer metaphor
    This strange film from Lars von Trier (“Breaking the Waves,” “Dogville”), which topped my favorites list for 2011, is now available on Blu-ray disc and DVD. It's an impossible movie to categorize sensibly: One can call it “...
  • 'Django Unchained' pays homage to Wagner's 'Siegfried'

    'Django Unchained' pays homage to Wagner's 'Siegfried'
    When Los Angeles Opera presented its new production of Richard Wagner's "Siegfried" a few years ago at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the packed house included the usual assortment of donors and local opera buffs. Nestled somewhere in the orchestra...
  • 'Tannhauser' production booed for using Nazi imagery

    'Tannhauser' production booed for using Nazi imagery
    A new production of Richard Wagner's opera "Tannhauser" in Germany was reportedly booed by members of the audience who were apparently upset over the use of Nazi imagery in the staging. The opera opened Saturday at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in...
  • Composer Richard Wagner's 200th birthday will be marked worldwide

    Composer Richard Wagner's 200th birthday will be marked worldwide
    Richard Wagner -- the 19th century composer whose epic operas are considered to be among the greatest ever written and whose anti-Semitic views still cause controversy -- was born 200 years ago Wednesday in Leipzig, Germany. The composer's...