I’ll be in my trailer… watching trailers: Spice in the desert, blood on the dashboard

Join us every week for a trip into the weird and wonderful world of trailers. Whether it’s the first teaser for the latest instalment 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.

Are we post-wave, pre-wave or both? Sometimes it’s difficult to imagine a future without the pandemic, and everything – including the culture we watch, read, listen to and play – is tinted, not to say tainted, by COVID-19. On Thursday, Matt tried to put his thoughts on the whole Groundhog Day-ness of it all into words. And mention Dune yet again. Obviously

On Friday, Mege continued our chain of associations in his Six Damn Fine Degrees entry on Elmore Leonard. Which, obviously, means that there are too many trailers to choose from – but, like Mege, let’s go with the first of the big hit adaptations, Get Shorty.

And that is the week that was – which leaves room for one more trailer:

Matt: I’ve still not watched Raw, but hearing all the Cannes buzz about Titane, Julia Ducournau’s follow-up, I think I need to remedy that. From the trailer, Titane looks like a crazy, visceral mix of David Cronenberg’s Crash and Leos Carax’ Holy Motors – but, really, it looks like nothing else. I’m looking forward to seeing this at the cinema… and, truth to tell, I’m almost a bit scared.

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