These are the greatest films I have ever seen.
I will update as any that are worthy pass my eyes.…
The Boss of It All
An IT company hires an actor to serve as the company's president in order to help the business get sold to a cranky Icelander.
While it's nowhere near a laff-a-minute chucklefest, The Boss of It All is an admirable effort at straight-up comedy from Mr. "How many scenes of genital mutilation can I get away with" himself, Lars von Trier. Not surprisingly, it's dry as a desert and considerably black in parts, but I still found myself laughing quite audibly at many of the jokes. There are certainly some misses, and the first half lacks the heart of the second, but it's certainly a bright spot in the director's catalogue and worthwhile for even those merely inquisitive of the man's work considering his indelible signature throughout. As von Trier loves to experiment visually with each film, the new element here is 'Automavision,' which sounds…
So... Lars von Trier made a comedy... fuck me...
"Here comes a movie and, if it already looks a bit weird, then hang in there, because anyone can see it. Although you see my reflection, trust me, this film won't be worth a moment's reflection. It's a comedy, and harmless as such. No preaching or swaying of opinion. Just a cozy time. So why not poke fun at artsy-fartsy culture?"
- Lols Von Trier.
Lars von Trier does The Office. Funny and terrifying. The opening is like his riff on Godard's opening to Le Mepris. When von Trier does genre he commits to it - I get annoyed when people don't consider Antichrist a horror film. It's not surprising that he can do comedy as most of his films are funny.
#Ninth Of Lars Von Trier#
Lars Von Trier making comedy! You have to watch it.
The movie starts with Lars telling us what he is making. And the hilarious journey starts.
This movie is a simple comedy with a deciding Who is the Boss of it all?
The audience knows who is the boos, but the characters ib them they are clueless.
I liked how the characters are placed. Kristoffer who is hired by Ravn who in fact is The Boss of it all to sign a deal with a man who hates Danish people. And how the journey starts and how some secrets are revealed in the process was funny to watch.
Lars has used the camera in a…
A comedy from Lars von Trier and it's self-reflexive and funny. Shot on video Dogme 95 style and with a simple plot, it's a fun little diversion. It features the great quote, "Life is a Dogma film, it's hard to hear, but the words are still important." I like a von Trier film where I'm not horrified for a big part of it.
My least favorite film from Von Trier, don't get me wrong, it's not a bad movie at all, it's just that it doesn't feel like one of his.
There are humorous elements in nearly all of Von Trier's work so I wasn't surprised to learn he had made a more straight forward comedy. This film's restrictions actually bothered me more so than in any of the others I have seen of his. I generally love his restrictions but for some reason I could just never get into this.
Possibly just Lars von Trier telling us that he hates actors...
Damn funny, though the first half is funnier than the second.
One of the funniest films I've seen in a long time. It's self imposed stylistic restrictions work wonderfully.
Leuk dat von Trier kennelijk alle genres en bijpassende conventies afgaat. Met 'The Boss of It All' neemt de deprimerende Deen het genre van de komedie onder handen. Is het grappig? Nou nee. Daarvoor is het teveel intellectueel hoogstaand gedoe met experimentele vormspelletjes, verwijzingen naar theatertheoretici en momenten van Brechtiaanse zelfreflectie. Op het hoesje staat iets van 'als von Trier The Office zou doen', tsjaaaa, misschien spreekt het boekdelen dat ik dat soort melige kantoorhumor totaal niet kan waarderen.
Well, he can't win them all, I guess. This is just sorta a confluence of factors, unfortunately, the automavision or whatever the hell von Trier called it is a stylistic choice that's finally more arch than evocative, the performers are all directed more weird than the movie sustains tonally, it doesn't know when to end, but all that can be forgiven. Ultimately it's just not funny enough, is the real issue, a really great germ of an idea not being taken the places it needs to go to be really brilliant or hilarious other than one particular moment. It's rarely like actively harming itself, even the automavision just plays as bizarre rather than like actively bringing the movie down, but…
Lars should do more comedy. The Boss of It All was shot with the fictitious Automavision, a brand of software that chooses how to frame and edit each shot without the interference of a director. This makes for a very jarringly put-together motion picture. What people don't realize is that the Automavision has become sentient in the meantime, and actually managed to win the Oscar for Best Director in 2011 for making The King's Speech. Congratulations to you, Automavision.
Il grande capo : una commedia (?!) di Von Trier
11/10. Should of made Bunker2 GPL, not RMS approved movie.
These are the greatest films I have ever seen.
Last fall, a few friends and I started a film society in the film school at Chapman University to compensate…