Coming Soon: Melancholia

Yolkie is looking forward to: Melancholia

This is the latest by Danish writer/director Lars Von Trier (Dancer in the Dark, Dogville).  Looks like a beautifully bizarre drama of two sisters, a wedding, and a catastrophic red star?  I’m not sure what that’s about, but I am damn sure I will watch this movie to find out.  To name a few of the stars: Kirsten Dunst (The Virgin Suicides, Spiderman), Charlotte Gainsbourgh (Antichrist, Science of Sleep),  Charlotte Rampling (Never Let Me Go, Swimming Pool), Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood), and Kiefer Sutherland (The Lost Boys, 24).

US Release Date: November 4, 2011

Special

Special

Michael Rapaport is on-point as Les, a naive and tragic hero as an ex-meter maid.  Special successfully executes the difficult task of packing many genres into one movie.  Special is suspenseful, darkly humorous, and dramatic all at the same time.  There are many moments to laugh out-loud, and then step into a scene that makes your heart drops to your heels.   Much of the dark humor relies on the bizarre delusions of Les who appears to be in the throes of a severe manic episode.  However, the delight in watching, as the story unravels, comes from the well-crafted story that makes you wonder: maybe he does have super powers? Well-selected cast and fitting score.  This is a sadly under-appreciated movie that definitely deserves a viewing . . . $10

If you heart Special:

Recommendations from Yolkie:
Science of Sleep
The Wrestler
Stranger Than Fiction

Recommendations from Sneak da Keek:
American Splendor
Me and You and Everyone We Know
A Scanner Darkly

Trailer: Special

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