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.
Even if you don’t know his name, chances are you’ve seen Donald Pleasance in something – from The Great Escape to You Only Live Twice, from Halloween to Shadows and Fog, or in one of his many TV appearances. In this week’s Six Damn Fine Degrees, Sam gave us a much-appreciated reminder of Pleasance and his work.
Meanwhile, Matt returned to his Criterion backlog and checked out early Wes Anderson joint Rushmore for the first time.
And from Wes Anderson it’s not a huge step to…
Mege: Hell is other people? Terror starts at home? They fuck you up, your mum and dad? Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig and Adam Driver seem to be on to something. It’s doom and gloom with a wink.
Matt: We started this post with the BFI, and we’re ending with this trailer for Akira Kurosawa’s seminal Rashomon. Which, seeing how I’m approaching the end of my Tour de Bergman, reminds me that I still want that big Criterion box of Kurosawa. I pay my taxes, why can’t I have one?