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.
We’re getting closer and closer to the end of our monthly trips into the oeuvre of Bergman. This week, Matt wrote about Waiting Women (AKA Secrets of Women) – another one where there’s no trailer available, it seems, so here’s a little-seen preview for something called Women and Bergman, which seems to have been shown at the Stockholm International Film Festival in 2007, the year of Bergman’s death.
From one iconic director to a pair of them: Joel and Ethan Coen, and the way that some of their films may not entirely come together as a whole, but damn if they’re not made up of great individual scenes! At least that’s what Matt thought in his Six Damn Fine Degrees post this week.
Which brings us to Saturday’s post and the latest podcast episode in our Summer of Directors. Daniel Thron from Martini Giant stopped by to talk to Alan and Matt about three of Robert Altman’s ’70s classics: The Long Goodbye, McCabe & Mrs. Miller and Nashville. Definitely one worth checking out – even if you’re not into Altman, which was the case originally for both Matt and Alan, but the films more than warrant a rewatch.
So, seeing how we’ve already had a fair number of trailers, let’s make the new trailer section short, sweet and bloody.
Matt: While I don’t love John McTiernan’s Predator, it’s a very enjoyable, testosterone-drenched slice of ’80s action. The series hasn’t been altogether lucky in its sequels, mind you – but I’ve heard good things about the latest, Prey, which for once doesn’t focus on men doing manly things and then getting killed in manly ways by the universe’s big-game hunters. Instead, the story focuses on a young Comanche woman, Naru (Amber Midthunder), who wants to prove that she can be as great a hunter as the men in her tribe – and predatory hijinks ensue. Seeing how enjoyable Midthunder was in Legion, I’m definitely curious to see her as the lead in this one!