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  • National Society of Film Critics: 'Melancholia' best of 2011

     
    The National Society of Film Critics, which is made up of 58 the country's major film critics, rarely agrees with the picks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. And the group likely stayed true to form with their picks for 46th annual...
  • '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.....
  • '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...
  • 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 “...
  • '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...
  • The horrible pleasures of Lars Von Trier: 'Melancholia' opens in New Haven and Hartford

    The horrible pleasures of Lars Von Trier:  'Melancholia' opens in New Haven and Hartford
    Melancholia 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...
  • 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,”...
  • Reel Critics: 'Happy Feet' dances back into theaters

    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...
  • Smart moves, sad omissions from Golden Globe 2011 movie noms

    Smart moves, sad omissions from Golden Globe 2011 movie noms
    Allow me to begin my take on this morning's Golden Globe nominations with a sigh of relief: the extremely shallow, incredibly exploitative assumed Oscar contender "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," one of the worst movies of the year, received zero...
  • '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...