Join us every week for a trip into the weird and wonderful world of trailers. Whether it’s the first teaser for the latest installment in your favourite franchise, an obscure preview for a strange indie darling, whether it’s good, bad, ugly or just plain weird – your favourite pop culture baristas are there to tell you what they think.
Mege: First, writer/director Kelly Reichardt finds a landscape, then she finds the story that fits in it. The results are such fine films as Meek’s Cutoff or Certain Women, with their own stark beauty and strong storytelling. First Cow is about the first settlers way out west, who think that history has yet to catch up with them.
Julie: It may be a little bit mean of me, as the BBC iPlayer doesn’t work outside the UK. But come on, Tennant and Sheen in a lockdown comedy? About furloughed actors? I’ll gladly pay to see it. Pretty please, #bbc?
Eric: If there’s something to be said for growing up, it’s that it’s a blur. Those moments of childhood that stand out, though: you could replay each second in your mind, your memories of them stark and vivid, almost tangible, like you could reach out and, if you wanted, touch them. This is true for both the triumphs and the tragedies as well as the smaller, wordless joys like a quiet, fleeting smile shared between friends. South Korea has been a cinematic powerhouse for a while now, and that trend does not look like it will falter with this ’90s coming of age tale set within a fracturing family dynamic.
Matt: Actually, I’ve only seen two of Thomas Vinterberg’s films, his breakout Dogme 95 hit Festen (1998), known in the English-speaking world as The Celebration, and Jagten (2012) AKA The Hunt, added to which Another Round doesn’t exactly look like an enjoyable evening at the movies, just like the director’s most famous films, but Vinterberg and Mikkelsen reunited after their last film together? Colour me intrigued!