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Yes, I watched it again and yes, it's still great on second viewing. Some of the stuff that doesn't work is much more obvious the second time around (did Bruce really need to draw that oversized evidence map on his floor?! Bruce's hair is not great.) but what works, which is most of it, is so much better the second time around.
I’ve liked, though not always enjoyed. Lars von Trier’s offerings over the past few years but for some reason, likely the combination of length and expectation, Melancholia escaped me. With his new film due for festival runs this winter, the time seemed ripe to catch up with his 2011 offering. Why did I wait so long?
Undeniably beautiful, Melancholia is also my favourite of von Trier’s works. It’s his exploration of a woman suffering through depression on her wedding day…