Melancholia (2011)

Rated R for maybe 3 dishes of sweary time.

We finish the Month Of Bev with the Next 100 Project’s 92nd entry. This movie delves very deep into depression and suicidal thoughts, but when a movie is done so brilliantly, you can’t let  sadness get you down. Lars Von Trier is a unique artist (Dogma stickler or not) and his film really has to go down as a landmark work. Oh, and snag 10% off your first order of Sparkplug Coffee when you use the discount code “Top100Project”.

For The Record: Bev’s right that it’s “chaos reigns” in Antichrist, not “pandemonium reigns”. Also, Sunshine was released in 2007, not 2002.


Rotten Tomatoes reviews

2011 U.S. Box Office

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

Links to: Breaking The Waves and Dogville and Antichrist and Nymphomaniac and 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Tree Of Life

YouTube links: the prologue and Mother’s thoroughly inspirational speech and Claire shows her clairvoyance and the ending

Previously on the Next 100 Project: Pan’s Labyrinth

February 5th on the Next 100 Project: Rain Man