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.
There are a number of companies that still deliver great physical media for films – Arrow Films and Kino Lorber come to mind, for instance, companies that care about curation and quality. Here at A Damn Fine Cup of Culture, we’ve obviously entered the 21st century and we stream films and TV series, but we nonetheless like a good Blu-ray edition or boxset, and few do this as nicely as Criterion. Late this week, Matt announced a new feature that will have him working off his Criterion backlog – which should start next week with a Kubrick classic. So, while it’s not quite a trailer, here goes…
Friday’s Six Damn Fine Degrees took a look back at Steven Soderbergh’s modern classic Out of Sight and the way this Elmore Leonard adaptation paved the way for George Clooney as a cinematic goofball rather than just another pretty face.
Talking of goofy stuff, here’s an extra trailer to cap off the week!
Matt: I’ve not seen any of Quentin Dupieux films, though I’ve heard a lot about them: Rubber, in which a tire comes to life and kills people with psychokinetic powers, or Deerskin (with multi award winning actors Jean Dujardin and Adèle Haenel, of all people!), in which a leather jacket turns a man into a deranged criminal. Oh, and he also created Flat Eric for Levi’s Jeans. If it hasn’t already become clear from this, Dupieux isn’t one for conventional movies, and he’s got a thing for absurdist humour. Which brings us to Mandible, in which a giant fly… Let’s not say anything more and just watch the trailer instead, shall we?