I’ll be in my trailer… watching trailers: The Roaring Rories

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.

On Friday, Julie gave us another one of her deep dives, this time on Agatha Christie and the books she’d set in the desert – which is a perfect opportunity to post the trailer for Death on the Nile. No, not that one. The other one.

And let’s face it, Death on the Nile is considerably more fun than the film Matt wrote about on Saturday – the latest instalment in his trip through the works of Ingmar Bergman: The Serpent’s Egg.

But from murder among the pyramids and despair in the Weimar Republic, let’s see what else the week’s trailers have in store for us!

Mege: Some men gain women’s trust by coaxing a painful life story out of them, then blame them for their part in it, making them feel guilty. Some men stalk women, others make creepy jokes at their expense, and in their presence. Whether real or allegorical, it’s all there in Alex Garland’s Men.

Matt: I have to admit, I’m rather hot and cold on Richard Linklater, and quite possibly, I tend more towards the cold end of the spectrum. I’m the weirdo who didn’t particularly like Before Sunrise (it probably helps to see the film first when you’re closer in age to the two leads), loved Before Sunset and found Before Midnight rather tired and clichéd in its depiction of a marriage in the doldrums. I did like Linklater’s two animated films, Waking Life (which is perhaps better in parts than as a whole) and especially A Scanner Darkly. Not sure how I feel about him using pretty much the exact same style again in Apollo 10½, a coming-of-age film that seems to bank heavily in nostalgia – but at the same time, it’s interesting to see how the technique, and Linklater’s use of it, has developed since A Scanner Darkly 16 years ago.

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