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The LA Melancholia Syndrome

Rance Collins | Posted 05.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Rance Collins

There's a condition in Los Angeles that affects one in one person who chooses to inhabit the disjointed Mecca.

Antidepressants Work, But Only For Really Depressed People

Allen Frances | Posted 05.07.2016 | Science
Allen Frances

Disabling depression almost always requires an antidepressant, mild usually does not (watchful waiting or psychotherapy are better first choices). The decision to start an antidepressant is a serious one that should not be made lightly after a brief evaluation with a primary care doctor.

Melancholia, Without the Romance

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

On those gray days when my despair is palpable it seems such a high price. But on my good days, oh, those glorious, delicious, good days, of which there are many, you will quite often catch me singing. Out loud.

Depression: A Disease Lurking in the Shadows

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Marcel Hidalgo

Vince Grant has got the blues -- not the genre; he really has the blues. His new indie pop/rock EP starts with "Melancholia" and from there the next f...

Twenty Top Movie Endings You (Maybe) Hadn't Thought Of

John Farr | Posted 03.09.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

All great movies -- and great movie endings -- stay in our memories as normal or indifferent ones never could. They're like great taglines -- their strength lies in the very fact that we can't forget them.

The End of the World: A Cultural Obsession

Tyler Wells Lynch | Posted 01.13.2013 | Arts
Tyler Wells Lynch

There's something so visceral and frightening and seductive about the idea of Earth's destruction that it manifests itself through human art, and it has for millennia.

From Apocalyptic Tapestries to Apocalyptic Conferences: Watching and Waiting for the End of the World

Susan J. Napier | Posted 01.13.2013 | Arts
Susan J. Napier

Eschatology, the study of the end of the world, can seem a little heavy duty but these days it seems to me that discussions of apocalypse can be pretty significant, if not actually sexy.

Charlotte Gainsbourg Will Star In LVT's 'Pornographic Drama'

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 04.24.2012 | Home

Third time's a charm! If by charm you mean porno. Which we sort of do, in this case. Charlotte Gainsbourg has officially signed on to Lars Von Trie...

The Empire's Pretentious New Clothes

Rick Ayers | Posted 05.16.2012 | Home
Rick Ayers

What passes for profound in the dominant culture, the despair and demoralization of the privileged who are seeing it all slip away, is, I suppose, something that should make us sad.

2011's Doomsday Cinema, Part I: Melancholia @ 49th NYFF plus Gainsbourg on Von Trier & Lars' NYFF 47 Press Conference (VIDEO)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 03.14.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

In anticipation of 12/21/12, this past year saw a return of the doomsday film. Melancholia was an okay end-of-the-world movie, but for this fan, it was not a very good Lars Von Trier film. Perhaps a third viewing is in order.

The Artist, Warrior, M:I, & Moneyball Top My "20" and "11" of 2011

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.29.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I realize 'tis the season for everyone and their brother to release their "best of" lists so I'm throwing in a twist... here are my top 20 moments in film this year followed by my top 11 favorites.

5 Health-Themed Movies Of 2011

Posted 12.29.2011 | Healthy Living

Some of the biggest, most-raved about films that came out this year have been about, or were shaped by, a health issue or theme. Some have dealt wi...

Newt, The Planet

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

The night after I saw Melancholia I had an awful dream. The dream, like the movie, featured a hitherto unknown planet, called Melancholia. Except, in my dream, the planet was Newt.

Psychotics Survive With Imagination

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 01.28.2012 | Entertainment
Robert David Jaffee

Melancholia offers one of the most luminous and ultimately heart-warming portrayals of mental illness that I have seen in a film.

Can Melancholy Be an Asset in the Workplace?

Coeli Carr | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business
Coeli Carr

Is the gal or guy who perennially mopes in the cubicle nearby someone who might actually be an asset? At work, it's entirely possible that person who's depressed can indeed bring balance and a sense of realism to the proceedings.

Crystal Bell

Kirsten On 'Melancholia' And Her Own Depression | Crystal Bell | Posted 01.11.2012 | Entertainment

Kirsten Dunst has been acting since she was 7 years old, when she starred in Woody Allen's short film "Oedipus Wrecks." Since her debut, she's been in...

Amy Lee

WATCH: 'Melancholia' And Eight More Contemplative Sci-Fi Films | Amy Lee | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home

Lars von Trier uses the tagline, "A beautiful movie about the end of the world" to describe his newest film, "Melancholia." And "Melancholia" really ...

Kirsten Dunst On 'Melancholia' Director: 'He Likes To Pull Down His Pants'

Posted 01.11.2012 | Entertainment

Danish director Lars von Trier is known as a somewhat eccentric figure in Hollywood. He traffics in the uber-dark and landed in some hot water after N...

Lucas Kavner

The 15 Greatest Quotes From Lars Von Trier | Lucas Kavner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

Danish auteurs say the darndest things! An arthouse favorite since the mid 1980s, the celebrated experimental director Lars von Trier is known prim...

Lars von Trier's Melancholia -- Don't Judge a Film by Its Headlines

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

The film is visually splendid, the cinematography by Manuel Alberto Claro absolute genius and the set designs, by Jette Lehmann, and costumes, by Manon Rasmussen, lavishly outstanding.

'Melancholia' Is The Film To Beat At European Film Awards

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 01.05.2012 | Home

"Melancholia" is the film to beat at this year's European Film Awards, which announced its nominated films Saturday at the Seville European Film Festi...

WATCH: Trailer Highlights Of The 34th Starz Film Fest

Posted 01.02.2012 | Denver

The 34th annual Starz Denver Film Festival will have a snowy opening night but it's all the more reason to stay toasty in a theater. As usual, the...

Drama For Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst

Posted 12.30.2011 | Entertainment

Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst will be co-stars once again. According to The Wrap, the "Elizabethtown" stars have joined the financial drama, "Citie...

Awkward Or Adorable?

Posted 12.27.2011 | Entertainment

Kirsten Dunst is lending a little thoughtfulness to R.E.M.'s latest (and last) music video, "We All Go Back To Where We Belong." After the long-tim...

Cinema, Buzz and Champagne in the Hamptons

Erica Abeel | Posted 12.19.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Every time you look, a new film festival has surfaced, both here and abroad. In fact, year-round you could just surf one fest to the next, without missing a beat. Given this daunting surfeit, what makes the Hamptons International Film Festival zoom to the forefront?