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: Voodoo gangsters? Violent chiaroscuro women? Well, after all, this project comes from the brilliant and versatile mind of Alan Moore. He quit comics, he hates every single adaptation of his work, and refuses to watch the comic book blockbusters he is partly responsible for. And he is currently writing a book of magic. Oh and an opera about John Dee. If all these things sound absolutely amazing to you (as they do to me), consider seeing The Show when it comes out. Moore has complete creative control over it, and so no-one is in a position to mess with his vision. He has also intimated that, if it’s successful, it might be a series. Let’s all make sure that happens. I mean, a surrealist crime-mystery set in Northampton, with violent chiaroscuro women? That has to be totally worth seeing.
Sam: For those (like me) eagerly awaiting the third season of Ryan Murphy’s excellent vogue ballroom series Pose on Netflix, there’s new food for thought (and vision) about this reborn (or never quite vanished) queer cultural phenomenon: The one-hour documentary Deep in Vogue. Instead of focusing on 1980s NYC before Vogue became a battle cry for Madonna and before the scene was hit hard by the AIDS pandemic, Dennis Keighron-Foster and Amy Watson’s documentary focuses on Manchester’s vogue ball room scene in the middle of preparations for their next competition. Exuberant and exciting, Deep in Vogue promises true ‘realness’!
Matt: No one’s posted the Mank trailer yet? Well, I guess someone’s gotta do it. So this is what has kept David Fincher from working on season 3 of Mindhunter – and, honestly, it looks pretty damn good, stylish, moody and very different from pretty much anything else out there. At least anything 21st century, that is, since Fincher’s obviously riffing on the film that Mank is about. But if anyone’s going to riff on Citizen Kane, it’d best be a consummate stylist like Fincher.