Anybody that has seen Quentin Dupieux’s Rubber knows that this man can make a movie about anything. His breakout 2010 feature is about a sentient tire that comes to life one day and has adventures rolling along down a desert highway. Oh, and it can blow up people’s heads when it wants to.

And yes, that movie rules. It’s like a hard-R weirdo Pixar movie and there’s nothing else like it.

So it should come as no surprise that a giant fly turns up in the trailer for Dupieux’s newest film, Mandibles, and everybody just rolls with it. Sure, why not?

Let’s take a look at the trailer, shall we?

Read More »

This Week in Trailers

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 take a trip to the farm, go looking for insanely expensive fungus, wonder where we’re going in life, train a fly, and get to know Billie Holiday a little better.

Read More »