swallow soundtrack

Featuring music from Nathan HalpernSwallow is a film that’s bound to turn a few heads. In the film, a young housewife develops a habit of swallowing inedible, and oftentimes life-threatening, objects. Carlo Mirabella-Davis directs the flick, which stars Haley Bennett, and is currently on VOD. The soundtrack drops today, and we’re debuting an exclusive track.

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the spongebob movie sponge on the run trailer

Let us round up some trailers, shall we? Rather than give these titles their own individual posts, we decided to wrangle them together in one spot. Why? Because they were lonely, and everyone needs a friend. That’s why. Below you’ll see trailers for a Beastie Boys documentary, the indie curiosity Swallow, a new Ghost in the Shell anime, yet another SpongeBob film, and a thriller called Blood on Her Name.

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Fewer 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 follow an ex-boxer turned enforcer, find out why “So What Cha Want” is my favorite Beastie Boys single, develop a nasty swallowing habit, protect the family at all costs, and then get B-movie silly with an import from China.

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Swallow Review

If one were to compile a list of alienated housewives in film, it would be long enough to clog the kitchen sink. There’s something inherently cinematic about a pretty white woman picking furniture from a catalogue with a cigarette in one hand and a dead look in her eyes. But when a film lingers only at the surface of alienation, it becomes as tiresome as the patriarchal devices that the film is trying to subvert. Influenced no doubt by Todd Haynes’ masterpiece Safe and engaging with Margaret Atwood’s first novel The Edible Woman, Swallow leaves a disappointing aftertaste.

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