Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Trailer Time

Here are some trailers for interesting upcoming films:

1. Bellflower

This film has been receiving a healthy amount of buzz after playing recently at a few festivals. It looks pretty interesting and was reportedly made on a budget of less than $20,000 over the course of a few years.

2. Daylight 

Another violent, independent film that's making a little noise recently. I don't think the trailer explains a lot, but it does show some promise. The plot of the film is said to deal with a couple lost in America fighting through an ordeal with a gang of conniving kidnappers.

3. The Last Circus

I don't really think I need to say much of anything about this film. Looks insane.

4. Becoming Santa

I actually had the privilege of seeing this film recently and would highly recommend it to anyone. An entertaining gimmick documentary (as opposed to a subject documentary), Becoming Santa is funny, touching, interesting, and downright strange. The subject - Jack - isn't some crazy to be marveled at, he's in on the joke and is a great source of the film's comedy as our tour guide through the peculiar world of Santas.

5. City of Life and Death 

This is another film I was lucky enough to see. To call it an unpleasant viewing would be an understatement, but that's because the historical subject - Japan's Rape of Nanking perpetrated against the Chinese in WWII - was such a monstrous act. City of Life and Death is a great examination of the deplorable nature of man in wartime and the struggle of those who are subject to it.

6. A Dangerous Method

This is David Cronenberg's next and features some very talented performers. The director's latest efforts have been some of his best and some of the best films in recent years too, so one can hope that he'll keep his streak running. 

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