Charlotte Gainsbourg and Willem Dafoe face the 'Antichrist'!
Anthony Lane's review in The New Yorker is apt and worth a quick read. "I see no reason to ally oneself wholeheartedly either with those who despise von Trier for his horrific silliness or with those who revere his ambition," Lane says. "Both have a point, and the problem is that von Trier, even at his most objectionable, can summon a wealth of images that defy explanation."
And, I would argue, it is these disturbing images, the nightmare tumble through this subverted "Eden," that mark the brilliance of this movie. 'Antichrist' shows some of what the movie medium is capable of achieving that other mediums cannot. It is truly horrific!
I, for one, am of the second camp when it comes to von Trier's movie, I "revere his ambition," and thank him for it.