‘Nymphomaniac: Volume II’: Lars von Trier would like to shock someone, anyone, somewhere

What's most disappointing about the final part of Nymphomaniac is how the dreary, almost punitive vibe is so typical of 21st-century indie cinema. Watching Lars von Trier drag yet another female protagonist through the mud feels like a mighty stale exercise by now. Read more [...]

Lars von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac: Volume I’ is a million miles removed from porn

Will you see Lars' von Trier's dirty movie(s)? Von Trier can be a great filmmaker — sometimes, when he resists the temptation to play the bad boy. Alas, in far too much of Nymphomaniac, he's happy to flaunt his provocateur status, and the result is surprisingly tedious. Read more [...]