Lars von Trier
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence is a philosophical comedy, Monty Python meets Kierkegaard, with the title of Damien Hirst's famous sharkwork, "The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living," thrown in for good keeping.
Vera Brittain's Testament of Youth, the famed memoir of the author's time as a nurse during World War I, is now a major motion picture perfectly poised for summer. Leave it to David Heyman, the producer of the Harry Potter films, to put this book on screen.
What does an angst-ridden comedienne tackling abortion onstage and in her personal life, a closeted heir to a vast fortune with a yen for Olympic-bound wrestlers, and a concierge bedding septuagenarians have in common? They are all characters in films selected by the curators of the Museum of Modern Art.
Livestream: All 3 Channels of New York Comic Con + The NYC Premieres of Lars Von Trier's Most Important Film & Sonwden Doc Citizen Four
Today the Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comic-Book, Pop-Cult explosion-slash-promotional orgy that is Comic Con begins its annual four-day Operation: Occupy Javits, and this weekend NYCC screens the best film of the year, while the NYFF screens one of the most anticipated docs of the year.
Charlotte Gainsbourg is quite opposite in person to how she appears in Asia Argento's new dark comedy Misunderstood where she plays a narcissistic, selfish mother who cares more about her sexual exploits and piano-playing than her little girls.