Lars Von Trier

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Don’t bet against The Painted Bird winning the Golden Bear at Venice this weekend. 

There’s so much to the theatrical experience that you can’t get from a watching a film on even the biggest television. The communal buzz. The envelopi(...)

Judi Dench in Cats

Things the trailer for Cats gets wrong: There’s a lot of footage in this trailer of cats being amazed because something wonderful is apparently happe(...)

Eighth Grade: A humane film that recognises there is kindness among the jabbering hostility

It’s the time of year when we invite people to say: “Was that this year? It seems like ages since that came out.” There will be a little less of that(...)

What Time Is Death? Paul Duane’s documentary charts Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty’s project to build a pyramid of  bricks containing human ashes

A little bit of urban English magick arrived at the Irish Film Institute on Tuesday night when Paul Duane, a singular director of films about singular(...)

Actor Bruno Ganz at the Venice Film Festival in 2015. Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP

Actor Bruno Ganz, who died of cancer at his home in Zurich on Saturday aged 77, will be popularly remembered for two roles: as the bemused, partially (...)

Uma Thurman and Matt Dillon: an attack on misogyny or a celebration of it? With Von Trier, you never get a chance to find out

A hint of guilt has always attended the appreciation of Lars von Trier’s work. It’s not just that you feel yourself absorbing unlovely attitudes to ge(...)

Uma Thurman doesn’t know what’s ahead of her in The House that Jack Built

After walking for 15 minutes up a hill that leads in a northeasterly direction away from central Cannes, I happen upon a pair of large grey gates. I p(...)

Michael Moore returns to his hometown of Flint and looks into the extraordinary capitalist banditry that led to the poisoning of the city’s water supply.

It seems as if we’ve been complaining about Michael Moore preaching to the converted since he turned up to pester Benedict Arnold for betraying the Re(...)

Ross Lynch and Sydney Meyer in My Friend Dahmer

It would be interesting to learn what somebody who had never heard of Jeffrey Dahmer thought of Marc Meyers’s strange, tonally unsettling independent (...)

Lars von Trier at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 15th, 2018. Photograph: Julien Mignot/The New York Times

To the hills above Cannes for conversation with Lars von Trier about his more than mildly controversial film The House that Jack Built. We’ll have the(...)

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