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  • What 'Nymphomaniac' says about director Lars von Trier

    What 'Nymphomaniac' says about director Lars von Trier
    Lars von Trier is in many ways the central casting version of an international art house filmmaker. Or maybe a "Saturday Night Live" parody played straight. Often giving himself the role of the provocateur, Von Trier makes films that dare to examine the trickier corners of the human condition — grief, love, lust and their intersections — and there is without question something bold in his desire and ability for confrontation.
  • Working with the enigmatic Lars von Trier

    Working with the enigmatic Lars von Trier
    NEW YORK — When actor Willem Dafoe arrived on the Swedish set of Lars von Trier's "Manderlay" a number of years back, the filmmaker asked if they might meet to discuss Dafoe's role. It was far from a typical meeting. Von Trier first asked if...

    Wes Anderson's 'Grand Budapest Hotel' builds at the box office

    Wes Anderson's 'Grand Budapest Hotel' builds at the box office
    (This article has been updated since its original posting. See note below.) Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is going strong at the box office as the film's slow expansion — now 304 theaters in its third weekend of release — brought...

    Critic's Pick: Check in to madness at 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

    Critic's Pick: Check in to madness at 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'
    It is crazy how much mayhem is contained within the incredible precision of Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel." Ralph Fiennes as its concierge M. Gustave and Tony Revolori as its lobby boy Zero Moustafa lead a marvelous cast in this meticulously...

    William Petersen among friends at Geffen Playhouse's 'Slowgirl'

     William Petersen among friends at Geffen Playhouse's 'Slowgirl'
    From David Mamet's first expletive-laced success in the 1970s to the advent of Tracy Letts' "August: Osage County" as one of the most acclaimed 21st century American dramas to date, drawing blood — and not always just figuratively — has been...