Streaming right now on Hulu. I may be watching this one like I did Cannibal Holocaust: on a small device while doodling. From what I've read, I don't think I can stomach all of this one.
Remember, the thread is up on Earwolf now.
We need an official ANTICHRIST voting thread up.
To me, he's a mixed bag. Without a doubt, he is a great technician, and has some great conceptuel ideas. He somehow manages to bring actors to their best performances. But more often than not, the execution of these ideas seem to me really, really flawed. His films leave me kind of bored, honestly. It's well known that he is fighting depression. That is a sad thing, but I'm not really interested too much in watching him over and over again self-analizing (and self-pittying, to be honest) through his films... He doesn't give much back to the audience, and I feel that the way he treats the viewer boarders on self-parody. It's like he has a bet with somebody going on (probebly with himself, because other people don't exist in his world....), how much longer he can bring the art-house people to watch his films. And boy, that's such a turn-off to me.
I really didn't like this. I guess I could give it another try.
What's the feel for von Trier on this forum? Seems like most of you aren't fans.
Well. Everything is better than Nymphomaniac.
I'm sure this'll be a good episode and all, but "films I wish were in the Canon"-wise, I really wish it was Melancholia instead.
Oh boy I despise this film. Should be a veerrry interesting episode.
This is the first part of Avon Trier's "Depression Trilogy," the next two parts of which are Melancholia and Nymphomaniac. I hope they get the chance to discuss it in that context.
Fun fact: I watched this a couple of years ago when I was high. Boy, talk about a bad trip.
It's streaming on Netflix too. I have tried to watch it a couple times and never made it all the way through. Guess I'll finally have to watch the whole thing