Lars von Trier's blithely vile new serial-killer movie, The House That Jack Built, made its one-day-only U.S. debut in a few lucky cities on Wednesday. It was an unrated "director's cut" of the film—the same one that triggered walkouts at the Cannes Film Festival last May—and it will be succeeded on December 14th by an R-rated version that will linger in theatres for as long as anyone sees a point in screening it.
One wonders how much had to be chopped out of this movie to qualify it for that R...
CHRISTOPHER STEVENS: Why Cliveden, the 'country house' of the show's title, panders to these people when it’s getting four weeks of free advertising on Channel Four is anybody’s guess.
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