A lot of filmmakers can try to imitate the lyrical, dreamy style of Terrence Malick, but few can replicate it. And the auteur’s acclaimed Tree of Life certainly comes to mind while watching Jeremiah Zagar‘s hypnotic We the Animals trailer. But there’s an unsettling wildness that sets Zagar’s Sundance darling apart.
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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re 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 visit an Asian film festival, revisit Monster Squad, visit three brothers from another mother, look deep inside ourselves in a small town, and get our freak on. Read More »