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: 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: 45 Years

There are too few credible dramas about people over the age of 60; and even fewer that consider love at that time in life. Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years, for which Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay won the Silver Bear for best actors at the Berlinale, is one of the best in, well, a long time (that’s me…

TrailerTime: The Stanford Prison Experiment

One of the most screen-wanted true stories of the 20th century finally has a film, and that film now has a trailer. The Stanford Prison Experiment is an account of the experiments on the effects of authority conducted by Stanford professor Dr Philip Zimbardo in 1971. You may have heard of it: a group of student…