If a film is thirty days in length, how long should the trailer be?

Thursday, 21 April, 2016

Ambiancé is, so far, the only movie that Swedish filmmaker Anders Weberg has to his name. But given that the documentary has a run time of seven hundred and twenty hours long, or thirty days, I can see why he’s had no time for any other film projects.

The film’s trailer clocks in at about seven hours, so if you have some spare time this weekend, or are going to be on a long flight, you might be able to look at that first.

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The trailer for Rogue One… a true stand alone Star Wars story then?

Monday, 11 April, 2016

The first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, due for release in Australian cinemas on 16 December, is set shortly before events of Episode IV, and tells the story of how the Rebel Alliance managed to acquire the design plans of the Death Star.

It looks promising. So far. Here’s hoping Rogue One is truly standalone, and only makes necessary references to other films in the series, rather than being some sort of… duplicate.

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A modern trailer for Lawrence Of Arabia

Friday, 18 March, 2016

Yes, it’s amazing, I’ve still not seen Lawrence Of Arabia, as directed by David Lean. After seeing this modern trailer though, I’m thinking I need to take a look at it.

The original trailer is almost five minutes in duration, and people say trailers today are too long, but then the film is about three and a half hour long, so I guess that makes sense.

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What the crew of the ISS saw… a trailer for A Beautiful Planet

Thursday, 10 March, 2016

The trailer for A Beautiful Planet, a documentary that offers us the perspective of astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Narrated by Jennifer Lawrence, and only screening at IMAX cinemas, which probably makes a lot of sense.

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Louder Than Bombs, a trailer for Joachim Trier’s new movie

Friday, 4 March, 2016

Louder Than Bombs, trailer, is a family drama by Norwegian director Joachim Trier, starring Isabelle Huppert, David Strathairn, and Jesse Eisenberg, that opens locally on 1 April, 2016. The story appears to centre around Eisenberg’s character, Jonah, who returns to the family home for the first time in several years, who left following his mother’s death.

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To animate Vincent Van Gogh is love Vincent Van Gogh

Tuesday, 1 March, 2016

Loving Vincent is an animated film that explores the death of Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh, who died in 1890. Numerous oil paintings, produced by more than one hundred artists, will be displayed at a rate of twelve frames per second to bring the story to motion.

Saoirse Ronan, Chris O’Dowd, Helen McCrory, and Douglas Booth, are among actors who will feature in the film. I can’t find a release date as yet, but if the trailer is anything to go by, it’ll be worth looking out for.

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The Daughter, a new film by Simon Stone

Thursday, 25 February, 2016

The Daughter, directed by Australian filmmaker Simon Stone, is another title I’m trying not to read too much about before I see it.

Like 45 Years, which I saw the other day, and am still reeling from, The Daughter is a family drama, that appears to see emotions boil over, after events from the past resurface, when a long absent person returns to his hometown.

The trailer looks stunning, though I’m hoping it’s not a case of the trailer being better than the film it is promoting.

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Colonia, a new film by Florian Gallenberger, with Emma Watson

Tuesday, 23 February, 2016

Colonia, directed by German filmmaker Florian Gallenberger, sees a young woman (Emma Watson), join an oppressive religious sect in a bid to free her boyfriend (Daniel Brühl), who has fallen into its clutches.

Having infiltrated the group, escape, going by the trailer, appears to be a simple matter of negotiating labyrinth tunnels, and a small army of zealous enforcers.

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Trailer for 45 Years, a new film by Andrew Haigh

Thursday, 18 February, 2016

The trailer for 45 Years, starring Charlotte Rampling, and Tom Courtenay, a story about a couple preparing to celebrate forty-five years of marriage, when they receive some unexpected, and shocking news, that goes along the lines of “they’ve found her”.

I’m trying not to read too much about this film ahead of its opening today, lest I stumble upon what this revelation is.

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Noma My Perfect Storm, a film exploring Rene Redzepi’s cooking

Monday, 8 February, 2016

Danish chef Rene Redzepi’s world renown Copenhagen restaurant, Noma, which I first heard about in Foodies: The Culinary Jet Set, a film I watched last October, is now the subject of its own documentary, Noma My Perfect Storm, by French film director Pierre Deschamps.

If the trailer is anything to go by, this looks to be a no holds barred look behind the scenes into the operation of one of the world’s top dining establishments, when it opens locally on Thursday, not to mention a veritable treat for the foodies among us.

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