Last week when I asked for feedback, one note that came up a lot was the disinterest in trailers on this site. A valid point.
There are only two retorts I can offer in my defence.
The first is that posting a trailer actually gives me a small respite within my daily routine. It is by far the easiest post I put up in a week. Don’t get me wrong, I’m truly proud of being able to crank out one thousand words on why ORDINARY PEOPLE is underrated, but the truth is that it gets a bit tiring after a while. Knowing I have a stopgap every Wednesday makes things a bit easier and keeps my motor running.
The second thing is that while I sometimes am the 17,000th website to post a trailer for a new Marvel movie, I do also enjoy using the platform to point y’all towards smaller titles I’m really excited about. Case in point, in recent weeks I’ve used the space to discuss Jeff Nichols’ MUD, The Coens’ INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, and Almodovar’s I’M SO EXCITED. In a way I see it as a way to give a nod towards what’s coming. Not to be the place you go to see them, but the place you go to get a minor stamp of approval.
Take that for whatever it’s worth.
This week I have a film for you which has already played in its native Australia, and did rather well at TIFF 2012. Can’t wait to finally see it for myself.