I finally got around to seeing Call Me By Your Name last weekend, and it’s just as wonderful as everyone’s been saying. There’s so much I could talk about here, but one thing that really interested me was the look of the film: the oppressive Italian heat, the dreamy colors, and the feeling that you’re there with these people, in their space, watching them live.
It turns out, the entire movie was shot on a single lens — a 35mm, which provides a point of view only somewhat wider than the human eye. The film’s cinematographer, Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, said the goal was to create a “neutral perspective.”
Mukdeeprom very much achieved that. There’s a very fly-on-the-wall feeling about a lot of the film, like you’re lucky enough to be in a space you’re not supposed to, watching these events unfold. That works perfectly for a film that’s trying to show the beginnings of a delicate, hidden relationship, and it adds to just how special every moment feels.
Check out nine trailers from this week below.
There are two months to go until Deadpool 2 comes out, and this the first trailer Fox has put out that really feels like a full-on trailer. I keep expecting to hate what I’m seeing due to the series’s love of filthy, over-the-top humor, but everyone seems to be having too much fun to care. The film’s love for meta-humor commenting on what we’ve just seen is particularly great. It seems like the same formula that propelled the first Deadpool to huge success, just bigger. It comes out May 18th.
Sicario, Day of the Soldado
I remain puzzled that a sequel can be made to Sicario, but here we are. The sequel has some of the characters from the first movie (but not the main character), and more importantly, it retains the beautifully desolate look and unsettling tone of the original. Since the last trailer for the movie came out, it’s actually been ever-so-slightly renamed from Sicario 2: Soldado to Sicario, Day of the Soldado. I am mostly offended by the comma. It comes out June 29th.
Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in this biopic of Carlton Pearson, an evangelical pastor who started to lose members of his church after he began to preach that Hell didn’t exist. The film adapts a version of his story told in 2005 on This American Life, and it looks like a quiet and personal take on a big religious controversy. It comes to Netflix on April 13th.
The Spy Who Dumped Me
Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon star in this over-the-top send-up of Bond films that has the two women taking on the roles of accidental secret agents. The whole thing just seems like one big vehicle for McKinnon to have fun with, and that’s really not a bad approach. The film comes out August 3rd.
Under the Silver Lake
After breaking out with the horror film It Follows a few years ago, director David Robert Mitchell has returned with a fun, neurotic, modern noir that has Andrew Garfield running around Los Angeles looking for clues left by some sort of Illuminati. It comes out June 22nd.
Netflix has a new YA series coming up that’s about a group of teens trying to survive in an apocalyptic world after a virus has wiped out most of society. This first teaser is a little light on details, but it looks like the kind of thing that’ll find an audience. It comes out May 4th.
Well, this is what happens when you resurrect a series three decades later as a low-budget TV show. You get quotes like this, said by a 50-year-old man to a teenager, which ought to sum up the experience of watching this trailer: “I’m gonna teach you the style of karate that was taught to me. A method of fighting your pansy ass generation desperately needs.” Reminds me of the subtle wisdom dispensed by Mr. Miyagi in the original. The series premieres on YouTube Red on May 2nd.
Netflix put out a trailer this week for a sci-fi / horror film that feels a little bit like Alien, but set on a military base on an apocalyptic Earth (and without any aliens). This trailer starts slow and hits a whole lot of familiar beats, but by the end, it starts to show off the kind of horror elements that are really going to make or break the film. It comes out March 30th.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor
The week is over. We’ve all made it. Please relax with this incredibly sweet trailer for a documentary about Mr. Rogers.