Stunning visuals. Parent/child dynamics. A controversial director pulling an award-winning performance out of his lead. An end result that received wildly divergent reactions from viewers, from the many claiming “masterpiece” to the perhaps-not-quite-as-many screaming “terrible!”
Oh, and Melancholia is probably like The Tree of Life in any number of other ways as well. Bet you saw that coming a mile away, not unlike a certain large blue planet that was hiding behind the sun. (Did you see that one coming, too? Ok, I’ll stop.)
Anyway, the LAMBcasters took to discussing Lars von Trier’s latest film, which basically amounted to Dylan, Nick, Alan and newcomer Joanna teating it apart while Brian defended it to the hilt. It might not have been that bad, but I think that’s how Brian felt, anyway.
Also on tap:
* Rants of the Week
* Raves of the Week
* Last LAMB Standing
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