The opening scene literally stopped me right in my tracks. Lars Von Trier first films are testaments to his obsession with formalism which has now spiraled into total madness. Now his films have been deteriorating visually over the years into something I bet he can’t even recognize anymore. “Dogville” and Manderlay" has some of the life his work once had and “The Boss of it All” was funny yet a solemn cry for help. What’s the deal? “Zentropa” is a harrowing, engaging, visual experience filled with symbols and a film kid’s sense of wonder. The trick projectors and the draining colours are all tools Von Trier uses to lure us and play with us and remind us to look closer at what we’re seeing on the screen. While I think this movie inspires the hell out of me and makes me want to run out and make some video art—- it’s also a bit stuffy. This makes it less than perfect and I think that means I’ll be seeing it again.