“AN­TICHRIST” (2009)

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Fall­ing loosely, but firmly, into the hor­ror genre is Lars (“Me­lan­cho­lia”) von Trier’s dense psy­cho­log­i­cal mind game which be­gins po­et­i­cally, but slowly builds to one of the most gen­uinely creepy fi­nales in any movie of re­cent mem­ory. Trau­ma­tized by the death of their young child, a cou­ple re­treats to a cabin in the woods to work through their grief, only to be con­fronted by forces un­known. To say it’s not as typ­i­cal as it sounds is to call the Grand Canyon a lit­tle hole. Be warned, how­ever, that at least one scene will have male view­ers cross­ing their legs and winc­ing, fol­lowed soon af­ter by an equally leg-cross­ing scene for the ladies. Keep that in mind. Have a look, but don’t ex­pect to for­get it any time soon.

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