Lars von Trier and Paul Thomas Anderson--the two great movie melodramatists to emerge in the '90s--share more than just the occasional actor (Emily Watson, Philip Baker Hall). More important, they made onscreen emotion look naked, torrid again, as it did in the '70s films of John Cassavetes and Frederick Wiseman. From humble genre beginnings, von Trier and Anderson propelled themselves into the auteur stratosphere by dragging their audiences into emotional quicksand. Rent a... More >>>