TrailerTime: Free Fire

Ready…aim…fire! The guns are out in full force this afternoon, with the joyously shooty, shouty trailer for Ben Wheatley’s new film Free Fire. Starring Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Michael Smiley, Sam Riley, Cilian Murphy, Enzo Cilenti, Sharlto Copley & several more great names, Free Fire is about an arms deal gone badly wrong, with a…

TrailerTime: Beauty And The Beast

You might have heard the tale before. Apparently it’s as old as time. But no matter, because Beauty And The Beast is shaping up to be one of the movie events of 2017. The first 90-second teaser trailer has dropped today, & while it reveals little, the film promises much. What is there to get…

TrailerTime: The BFG

My party trick used to be telling people I had read the BFG. I mean I was an insufferable four-year-old (some might say I still am), but that didn’t stop me. That part of me is therefore delighted to see a first trailer for The BFG, the Spielberg-directed live-action version of Roald Dahl’s classic novel….

TrailerTime: Room

As awards season really kicks into gear, there are few titles taking up as much speculative space as Room. Directed by Frank‘s Lenny Abrahamson, it is Emma Donoghue’s adaptation of her own 2010 novel. Taking its idea from the horrifying Josef Fritzl case, it is narrated by Jack, a young boy who has spent all his life in Room and turns…

TrailerTime: Sunset Song

Few cinematic experiences are as comforting as a British period piece; the warm familiarity of costumes, setting and language are known to audiences across the world. Terence Davies’ first film since 2011’s The Deep Blue Sea plays on the popularity of this genre to tell a coarser tale than some might expect, that of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s classic…

TrailerTime: A Bigger Splash

There’s more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good-looking. There is undoubtedly more to A Bigger Splash, the first English language feature from Luca Guadagnino. However when drooling over seeing the trailer for his LFF-bound film, it is impossible to deny the bloomin’ sexiness of its four leads – Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Dakota Johnson and…

TrailerTime: The Revenant

He crashed a plane and developed debilitating paranoia. He experienced the protracted breakdown of his marriage. He subverted our entire reality and he froze to death, not on a door. WHAT MORE DO YOU PEOPLE WANT FROM LEONARDO DI CAPRIO? Luscious Leo makes another go of impressing the Academy with what looks like a killer…

TrailerTime: The Witch

Fear ye, fear ye, for something wicked this way cometh. The scariest and the best film of 2015 so far, The Witch, has a trailer. Robert Eggers’ directorial debut shook the very mountains of Sundance with a potent mix of exquisite period design and hellish horror. I have never been as simultaneously frightened, impressed and…

TrailerTime: Brooklyn

‘Torn between two lovers, feeling like a fool, loving both of you is breaking all the rules’. So sang Mary MacGregor in 1976, and so is the heart of Brooklyn, the perfectly pure romance from Boy A director John Crowley. It is the adorably simple story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish woman who emigrates to New…

TrailerTime: Steve Jobs

There really aren’t many films about rich white guys, are there? Especially ones who use computers. And are called Steve Jobs. Thank heavens Universal are rectifying this situation with the second Jobs biopic in two years; after the Jobs biopic that was called Jobs, this one is called Steve Jobs to avoid confusion. One can…

TrailerTime: The Diary Of A Teenage Girl

Any regular movie-goer will know that finding a sincere depiction of teenage girl life is like striking gold. That is why I am so, so delighted to present the UK trailer for Marielle Heller’s wonderful The Diary Of A Teenage Girl. Fresh from winning Best International Film at Edinburgh Film Festival (as well as the…

TrailerTime: Eden

Are you ready for the drop? This summer there will be two films on release about the same world: that of the DJ. We Are Your Friends stars Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski and Wes Bentley, and we will see in late August if the gilded version of DJing offered in the rather lengthy trailer bears out…