I want to rub this trailer all over me – A Single Shot

Director David M. Rosenthal’s past films (with all of which I am unfamiliar) seems to be a collection of unpredictable, and I’m guessing campy, comedies. One did indeed feature Snoop Dogg and Rachel Leigh Cook, so you decide. Nonetheless, the trailer for A Single Shot is electrifying. I want to see it so hard.  Remember, you can see new films like this online. A... Read More

I want to rub this trailer all over me – Only God Forgives

I am not ashamed to admit I saw Drive in the theatre three times. You could say I’m pretty excited about Only God Forgives.    Read More

I want to rub this trailer all over me – Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas is a 2004 novel by British author David Mitchell. It won much acclaim upon its release, it was even shortlisted for the Booker Prize.  It consists of six stories that take place in different time periods, from the South Pacific in the 19th century, to the distance, post-apocalyptic future.  Like Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia, all these seemingly... Read More

I want to rub this trailer all over me – Nobody Walks

I caught this one at Sundance this year and thoroughly enjoyed it. Although the buzz since then hasn’t been great, I never tire of seeing John Krasinski in serious roles.  Read More

Martin McDonagh takes a break from Broadway to bring us his first film since ‘In Bruges’

Martin McDonagh, the man who finds humor in the very darkest places has brought us two movies up until this point. The first a short film, named Six Shooter, which won him an Oscar in 2005. The second, the brutally hilarious and touching In Bruges, starring Ralph Fiennes, Colin Farrell and Brandan Gleeson, which I am a huge fan.  In Bruges was Sundance’s opening film... Read More

Eric Bana: Or why Deadfall looks to be my biggest guilty pleasure of the year

There’s something not quite right about this trailer. I can’t put my finger on it. Some of the imagery is too similar to Eric Bana’s recent film, Hanna. The southern accent sounds like it could be a distracting problem. Olivia Wilde is drop dead gorgeous, but about as much fun to watch as a dead fish. Charlie Hunnam is sometimes distractingly bad. And director... Read More

I want to rub this trailer all over me – The Loneliest Planet

It’s been a while since I wanted to rub a trailer all over me so hard. I kind of want to take this one out behind the high school and get it pregnant. I once went backpacking alone in the Caucasus. Nothing intense happened. But I did meet a beautiful French girl also traveling solo, and we kept each other company for a week. The Loneliest Planet has so much going for it.... Read More

I want to rub this trailer all over me – The Tall Man

Ordinarily, I shy away from trailers for horror films (especially those featuring mid-brow talent like Jessica Biel), as more often than not, they tend to ultimately disappoint. But The Tall Man demands my full, undivided attention as it’s Pascal Laugier’s first movie since his French film Martyrs fucked with my mind so hard a few years ago. I still get nervous thinking... Read More

I want to rub this trailer all over me – Anna Karenina

I was forced to read this wretched, wretched book several times as a Russian major. I did not like it. At all. But Joe Wright is a genius. Kiera Knightley is gorgeous. And Jude Law, well, meh. But this trailer does look awesome and I do want to rub it all over me.  Read More

I want to rub this trailer all over me – Amour

Michael Haneke has taught me that I’m a masochist. I love him, and hate him for revealing this self-truth. I can’t help but eagerly absorb anything he puts out, even though that usually leads to an experience where I’m tossed around like a play thing and I inevitably leave it feeling battered and bruised, but grateful. Two years ago, the folks at Cannes... Read More