I have come to acknowledge and accept my mental illness for some time now. For the most part I have…
When nature turns evil, true terror awaits.
A grieving couple retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
So.....I guess von Trier took the whole 'torture porn' thing too literally.
I can take the pretentiousness and can forgive the self-indulgent ramblings and thickly laid on self-importance.
I can even stand the yucky bits.
What I can't stand is the shallow, cold and completely unengaging treatment of its potentially intriguing subject matter.
“Nature is Satan's church.”
- She (Charlotte Gainsbourg)
Over on the Internet Movie Database, someone once described Lars Von Trier as, and I quote, ‘an arty wanker’.
Now, although that is perhaps the most unsophisticated and rudimentary way of expressing it, they did have a point. It isn’t hard to see why Trier could be considered pretentious, especially with his most controversial outing yet, Antichrist.
To say it is unforgettable is a gross understatement. Rather, for better or worse, it sears itself into your subconscious, tapping its way into your most deep seated fears. It is a film that will astonish and infuriate in equal measure, a film that cannot be simply watched, but felt. The exact emotions felt will…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Do not be mistaken. This is a film by the aberrant and outlandish Lars von Trier, who after a lengthy bout of depression made a film in 2009, which is an 'uneasy-intimate' experience with subtle, slow motion shots of snow fall, an explicit shower sex-scene and babies accidentally falling out of open windows. The camera follows the entire 23 second fall of the toddler until the tiny thing (I am still trying to convince myself that it was only a film prop; it certainly was, but not the fiendishly beautiful direction) makes contact with asphalt.
The metamorphoses of the film into a full blown violent, psychological horror drama is film-making at its best and most vile. Not everything is in…
Those were probably the most common sounds/phrases coming out of my mouth while watching Antichrist. After a brilliant and hypnotizing opening, Lars von Trier takes your hand and guides you through a misty realm of wo- "HOLY FUCK WHAT IS THIS SHIT."
I must say. Antichrist is unlike anything I've ever seen. Its like Evil Dead as written and directed by Terrence Malick. Its cold and calculated and is light on the shocks until they sneak up and strike. Antrichrist is labeled as a horror film but its hardly conventional horror fare. Instead its a quiet film that resembles an awkward neurosurgical operation rather than a horror film you're used to seeing.…
Trier could have pushed the limits a little more I feel. Quit holding back!
Lars Von Trier's provocative 2009 film Antichrist could be deemed a cinematic Frankenstein (and the Director a kind of Tarantino for the art-house crowd) with it's blatant nods to the Director's influences in Tarkovsky, Dreyer and Bergman as well as the post film credits which call out a department of researchers on; misogyny, mythology and evil, anxiety, horror films, music, theology and therapy. But in looking for the beauty in the beast amongst this witches brew of ideas, themes and symbolism, as well as some of the most gruesome self-mutilation imaginable, surfaces an existential horror masterpiece that has absorbed my thoughts and entirely this week.
After my first viewing a few years ago I felt physically ill and…
Fourth film from Royce's picks for me
I guess my man Werner can put it more eloquently than me: Kinski always says it's full of erotic elements. I don't see it so much erotic. I see it more full of obscenity. It's just - Nature here is vile and base. I wouldn't see anything erotical here. I would see fornication and asphyxiation and choking and fighting for survival and... growing and... just rotting away. Of course, there's a lot of misery. But it is the same misery that is all around us. The trees here are in misery, and the birds are in misery. I don't think they - they sing. They just screech in pain. It's an unfinished country.…
I swear I am not aiming for the "oo I watch *real films* I think Antichrist is brilliant" shtick. I dunno what to tell you the film is unforgettable and mystical and terrifying.
What did it turn into. An understanding of the film was there but the execution became shaving skin off chicken bones. The Von Trier undertones really peel themselves off due to its own indulgence, I lost my silverware in this and was forced to use hands.
A film viewed while eating, an empty belly while reviewing.
1) This is is really well made movie.
2) Even with all Von Treir's odd pontificating, I like how he delt with pain, depression, maddness. I like that this is a singular voice.
3) Defoe and Gainsbourg are brilliant.
4) This movie is fucked up, not the 'oh dude this movie is fucked up!' It's the 'this movie is fucked up and now I need a hug.'
5) I'll be just fine if I never have to watch this movie again.
My body hurts.
freak ass film but i can appreciate it
I stumbled upon this movie late at night on the weekend, and man was I disturbed...
Phenomenal performances. Beautiful scenery and the cinematography was on point for the majority of the film. I would NEVER watch this again. But as my first Lars Von Trier film I gotta say, why is he and Refn so pretentious? I mean, they make beautifully shot films that I don't ever want to see again. This is much better than The Neon Demon. Anyways, I'm getting side tracked.
I don't think the film should push as much as it does in terms of it's graphic content.
The film is RIDDLED with context to analyze, but if I didn't love your movie, I won't be visiting it again to analyze it.
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