First, lets start with the ending: the closing credits disclaimer that insists that none of the lead actors in Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac filmed penetrative sex. If there is real sex in the movie, and it sure looks like there is, it must have been done by one of the eight credited sex doubles, li ... More >>
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Sure, The Tree of Life won, but did it really win?
For some reason, creative visionaries have felt emboldened to spill their deep, dark admiration for Adolf Hitler in public lately. First, designer John Galliano was ruined for screaming such thoughts at someone he felt deserved to be in an oven. And now, filmmaker Lars von Trier has been ba ... More >>
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Fame, the musical is watered-down, unlike von Trier's Antichrist.
This time, it's visceral
Our longtime film critic J. Hoberman spent this year's Cannes filing regular dispatches. This is his last one. Enter the Void Memorable for its in-your-face sensationalism, the 62nd Cannes Film Festival opened with the 3-D computer animation Up, saving the "Yours" for the final minutes of the comp ... More >>
Nate "Igor" SmithFun times at Roxy Cottontail's party. This is what Zach's birthday dinner looked like too. In the week that both Zach and Roxy Cottontail celebrated their birthdays, Rob posted a great moment in Wu-based subway-ad vandalism that became a whole shitload of peoples' Facebook profile ... More >>
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