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.
Julie: She Dies Tomorrow is writer/director Amy Seimetz’ new film about anxiety as contagion: a timely concept on several levels. Amy (Kate Lyn Sheil) is convinced she will, as the title says, die tomorrow. Jane (Jane Adams), Amy’s initially sceptical friend, finds that the fear is contagious. The use of colours evokes an almost Lynchian sense of dread, as Amy plays Mozart’s Requiem – the Lacrimosa, no less – over and over… and over. It feels like Seimetz had a presentiment about our current year: “Your deepest fear is spreading”, the tagline states. No kidding, Amy. No kidding.
Mege: Ah, the weird, the awkward, the freaks, the mentally ill. What do they do if they want to come out of their shell and look for love out there, or at least some kind of human connection? Who else will understand them but their kind? Eternal Beauty stars the excellent Sally Hawkins and David Thewlis, with Billie Piper and Morfydd Clark in supporting roles. And it’s all directed by Craig Roberts, the lonely outsider from Submarine and the ghastly adolescent from Jane Eyre.
Matt: François Ozon, gay summer romance – and possibly a bit of light death… Summer of 85 looks like a blend of The Talented Mr Ripley and Call Me By Your Name, though with Ozon’s lightness of touch that can go from camp and giddy romance to something more foreboding at the drop of a hat.