Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Five Trailers to Watch (and why you should care)

Tabloid – July 15

Because it’s from Errol Morris, who proved with Gates of Heaven, The Thin Blue Line, The Fog of War, and others, that he’s one of the best documentary filmmakers to ever work in the medium.  Tabloid tells the true story of Joyce McKinney who, allegedly, kidnapped her lover, tied him up in her home, and had sex with him repeatedly for days, all in the hopes of dissuading him from Mormonism.  Watch this trailer and tell me you don’t want to see this movie.

Martha Marcy May Marlene – Oct. 7

Because it’s got some serious buzz coming out of Sundance and Cannes, and because you’re really curious to see if Elizabeth Olsen can deliver beyond what her surname, made famous by her older twin sisters, promises.  Also, the trailer looks crazy creepy.  Also… John Hawkes. 

Take Shelter – Oct. 14

Because director Jeff Nichols, and star Michael Shannon, did subtle wonders with Shotgun Stories.  Also because it co-stars Jessica Chastain, who will be fresh off her Tree of Life glory, and scene-stealing character actor Shea Whingham, who you should probably start to take serious notice of.  If Terrence Malick and David Lynch ever collaborated, their eerie offspring would probably look something like this.

A Dangerous Method – Nov. 11

Because it’s David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen, who have previously created two of the best works of their careers with A History of Violence and Eastern Promises.  Also because the trailer doesn’t promise a stuffy period piece, but rather some psycho-sexual drama in the vein of Cronenberg’s excellent Crash.  Also, Michael Fassbender.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Dec. 21

Because David Fincher. Rooney Mara. Lisbeth Salander. Trent Reznor. Dark hues. Creepy house. Daniel Craig. Christopher Plummer. Piercings. Guns. Stellan Skarsgård. Karen O. Motorcycles. Snow. The. Feel. Bad. Movie. Of. Christmas. Sold.

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