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.
Annette, Leos Carax’ Sparks-scored musical, won’t be for everyone, but it’s definitely a unique film. Matt was among those who didn’t like it as much as they were hoping to, but hey, he liked the first and the last five minutes a lot, so there’s always that.
Matt followed this up with his latest Six Damn Fine Degrees post, on how Tony Soprano was not an inconsiderate element of his early relationship with the woman he’s now married to. Bada bing, bada boom, eh?
But there’s more to films and TV than marionettes, mobsters and (always with the) melodrama, so here are the week’s regular trailers.
Sam: This Norwegian romantic comedy/drama looks delightful, touching and subtle, just what I’d be in the mood for now in this cold long wintertime. Joachim Trier (no relation to Lars but the son of jazz musician Jacob Trier) was the director of the critically acclaimed Louder than Bombs (2015) and deals here with a seemingly lighthearted story of near infidelity that turns into a full-blown romance. Anders Danielsen Lie (Personal Shopper) and Renate Reinsve (Welcome to Norway) star as the couple in trouble and Herbert Nordrum (Beforeigners) as the man who challenges them. So who will turn out to be the titular ‘worst person in the world’ is up for grabs!
Matt: I wasn’t sure initially what to think of this – at a glance, it looks a bit generic in its ‘ooh, isn’t stop motion creepy?’ weirdness. But then I realised that Niki Lindroth von Bahr, the director of the amazing, strange, poignant The Burden, is one of the directors of Netflix’ The House, and that made my interest skyrocket, since The Burden may just be both my favourite piece of stop motion animation and my favourite short film. So, to some extent, I’d probably recommend that you watch The Burden (nine out of ten depressive singing fish recommend it!) – and if you like that one, check out The House. And, for good measure, here’s the trailer for The Burden!