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.
Sometimes we like to mix and match our forms of culture, so in this week’s Six Damn Fine Degrees Julie talked about the works of William Shakespeare adapted to the screen. There’s so much great cinematic Shakespeare to choose from, so here’s a trailer for a film about staging Shakespeare instead: Kenneth Branagh’s In the Bleak Midwinter (or A Midwinter’s Tale, as the Americans know it, if they actually knew the film).
Then, on Saturday, our latest podcast episode came out, in which Alan, Julie and Matt talk about festivals: our experiences, our memories, our sheer middle-agedness. One of the festivals that comes up is the Buskers Bern, which for predictable reasons didn’t happen in 2020 and 2021 – but it did this year (yay!), and here’s a teaser produced for the Buskers Bern 2019.
Which brings us to this week’s regular trailers!
Mege: A girl walks out of an institution at night, and horror and violence ensue. I found The Bad Batch much more together than the debut, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, but I like the whacky horror Amanpour brings to this material. Time for a late-night fright. Count me in.
Matt: Staying with scaaaaary stuff: it seems there’s a touch of Henry Selick’s Nightmare Before Christmas to his latest, Wendell & Wild. I love Selick’s visual style, but I’m also very curious to see what his collaborators Key and Peele, and especially Jordan Peele’s co-author credit bring to the film.
And since good stop-motion animation is hard to find, I’m adding the short behind-the-scenes feature (which, really, also works wonders as a trailer) for Guillermo del Toro’s take on Pinocchio. The world sorely needs a better Pinocchio film after the recent live-action version Disney pumped out. And del Toro seems a good fit for the material.