TUMP [EP#142 - The Boss of It All]

The Boss of it All (1)

Here’s a week where I’m challenged to bare my Von Trier soul for all to see as we discuss his one and only (I’m going to go ahead and say it’s his only without bothering to google it) comedy with The Boss of It All. See the notes below:

What We’ve Been Watching

Damion (00:06:21): Life of Pi, Searching for Sugar Man
Douglas (00:24:35): A Good Day to Die Hard, Dancing on the Edge, Celeste and Jesse Forever, Papillion, Following
Andrew (00:47:10): The Brass Teapot, War Witch, Sympathy Mr. Vengeance

Trailers (01:00:06): What Maisie Knew, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Review (01:12:36): The Boss of it All

Clips of Antichrist and Melancholia reviews come from Episode #45  and Episode #105  respectively.

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  • Courtney Small

    The Boss of It All – Though I am a big fan of Von Trier, I really need to catch up with the pre-Breaking the Waves work. Also, you got to see Dogville! Many hate it, but I absolutely loved it!

    Sympathy Mr. Vengeance – This is still my least favourite film by Park, it ranks just below Thirst for me. Keep in my I have not seen Stoker or I’m a Cyborg, But That’s Ok

    The Brass Teapot – I remember this getting solid buzz at TIFF, I may have to lower my expectations for this film.

    Life of Pi – While I really liked this film, I think the biggest flaw is the inconsistent performance of the lead actor. Also, Ang Lee is the Chinese Danny Boyle. :)

  • http://www.gmanreviews.com Andrew Robinson

    I definitely need to watch some more of Von Trier’s previous work… it just seems daunting at times. I remember particular parties while at TIFF boasting the shit out of Brass Teapot. I was so disappointed when I saw it. Did you ever see War Witch (Rebelle)???

  • Steven Flores

    Of the films that I’ve seen from von Trier, I feel like it’s one of his weaker efforts. It’s the least extreme of his films and definitely his most obscure though I think it’s also a transitional feature of sorts since he’s experimenting with a new technology of using the computer to drive the camera.

  • http://www.gmanreviews.com Andrew Robinson

    I also thought, didn’t bring it up, he made it over edited on purpose to evoke a lot of low budget filmmaking technique. It came off like it was a dogma film mocking… couldn’t find anyone to support this theory, but that’s all it is.

    Hope you enjoyed the show.