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.
Did we need another crime miniseries about smalltown murder and violence against women? Is Kate Winslet enough to make it worthwhile? Matt recently finished Mare of Easttown, and his thinking is that while Winslet is great in the series, there’s plenty more there to make it worthwhile. Check out his post, and enjoy this trailer – though remember that the series is much more lively and, yes, even funny than the trailer makes it out to be.
Matt was also responsible for this week’s Six Damn Fine Degrees post, continuing on the Richard Harris theme of the last few weeks and writing about Richard Lester’s 1974 thriller Juggernaut. Here too, come for the leading actor but stay for everything else, because Juggernaut may be more or less forgotten, but Matt would argue it’s something of a melancholy, laconic gem of a film.
And with this we lead over to our regular weekly trailers. Enjoy!
Sam: The new documentary on literary genius and flamboyant socialite Truman Capote takes a fascinating new look at this unique personality and mystery and rumours surrounding him. By including newly discovered audio tapes with rare testimony by celebrities like Dick Cavett and Lauren Bacall, Ebs Burnough’s film explores Capote within his dilemma of wanting to be loved while unpopularly spilling the beans on mid-century society in his texts, from Breakfast at Tiffany’s biting satire to the darkness of In Cold Blood. And with this entry, Capote certainly remains a riveting source of information on the American psyche of his time.
Matt: And finally… If you told me there was a new film on the horizon about Lady Diana, I wouldn’t have been interested. If you told me that it starred Kristen Stewart, it might have raised an eyebrow – it’s well deserved that Stewart’s career has led her to greener and much more interesting pastures that her teen romance with a glittery vampire. If that film about Lady Di is directed by Pablo Larraín, though? Now you have my full attention. Larraín is one of the few directors who knows how to make a biopic that is interesting as a film, and I greatly enjoyed his previous film, Ema, early during the 2020 lockdown. So yes, I’m curious about Larraín’s Spencer – even if I’m not sure we needed another uncanny children’s choir cover of a classic rock song.