This Week In Trailers: The Greenaway Alphabet, Dark River, Back to the Taj Mahal Hotel, Flamenco, Flamenco, Killing For Love

This Week In Trailers: The Greenaway Alphabet, Dark River, Back to the Taj Mahal Hotel, Flamenco, Flamenco, Killing For Love
From Slashfilm - December 3, 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 weget our dancing shoes on, get deep with our kids, fight with our siblings, revisit a massacre, and try to impress a girl by taking the fall for murder.

Dark River Trailer

Were in for some fun here.

I remember director Clio Bernards name as the person responsible for 2010s The Arbor. Now, while some may not recognize this movie I would highly suggest you seek it out as its evocative as much as is it is wonderfully crafted as a cinematic experience. While, I realize, it sounds hoity the proof that it was nominated for a BAFTA, winning for 7 other nominations and nominated 24 times overall, shows just how much an impact that movie made when it was released. To say nothing, as well, for her work with 2013s The Selfish Giant which also received wide acclaim. Now, though, comes something that feels completely different and completely similar. The trailer has to do some heavy visual lifting in not only setting up the narrative but selling a story that feels small, intimate, and deeply personal. Its vibrant, lush, and every moment feels weighted down by the emotional heaviness of its characters. Its quintessentially original in its depiction of the people who inhabit this space and looks like the story it has to tell is one that demands your attention.

Killing For LoveTrailer

Ive almost reached my peak interest in anything true crime.

I get it, people love things like this and thats why you have oodles and oodles of shows like Dateline NBC, narrated by that creepy grandpa who lets his tone vacillate a little too much for my liking, and anything else where you have people recounting the unspeakable horrors of being close to death while home-bound gumshoes try and figure out who dun it before the big reveal. Fear not, those frightened about whether you can still get a fresh fix because directors Marcus Vetter and Karin Steinberger are here to give you one for the ages. Even I raised an eyebrow about how this all went down and what seems to be at play here. Interestingly enough, this is like The Trip in that it was a series on television that is being repackaged as feature length documentary.

The Greenaway AlphabetTrailer


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