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This Week In Trailers: The Phantom Menace, Another WolfCop, Kaleidoscope, Automatic at Sea, Blame, Monogamish

This Week In Trailers: The Phantom Menace, Another WolfCop, Kaleidoscope, Automatic at Sea, Blame, Monogamish
From Slashfilm - November 11, 2017

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times theyre seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?

This week we remain faithful, get a sequel that none of us were clamoring for, deal with miscarriage at Comic-Con, let our mind spiral out of control, go on a very bizarre vacation, and watch a teacher sexually harass a minor.

Monogamish Trailer

Vital viewing.

I bristle whenever there is a suggestion that some kind of content is essential in some way. What makes sense for one may not for another but, when it comes to marriage, you would think that the topic of marriage would be a required learning for young adults who even think that marriage might be right for them. I had a professor at Arizona State University tell me, during a college course all about human relationships, that divorce can be boiled down to one of just three triggers: money, children, and/or sex. The lack of it, the mismanagement of it, take your pick. It has forever stayed with me. Thats why the latest from Tao Ruspoli, who once was married to Olivia Wilde for eight years before divorcing, is just flat out fascinating. Im not sure what will be explored here but Taos personal journey, sociologists weighing in on the matter, and other data points about what surrounds the concepts of love and togetherness, for me, look like a fantastic combination. Who knows, you might learn something and increase your odds of success.

Automatic at Sea Trailer

Well OK then.

When you have the brass cojones to gingerly place a pull-quote from Werner Herzog deep into the recesses of the trailer where you could almost blink and miss it I would say that youve got some confidence in your vision. Director Matthew Lessner has his own sensibility and manner in which he wants to unfurl his narrative so its a delight that everything feels grounded on solid earth as we enter this world. Where things start spiraling out of control and it takes on its own reality, further along into the story here, is kind of brilliant because the hook has been set and we have no other choice but to yield to it. Bring on the crazy.

(Via Birth. Movies. Death.)

The Phantom Menace Trailer

I wish I could put it better but I cannot. From the Directors Statement:

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