I was excited to watch Cold War, the new film from Ida director Paweł Pawlikowski, now it streams on Amazon. Like Ida, Cold War is shot in beautiful black and white and has a zoomed focus on the oppression that a person feels during the war.
Cold War always jumps forward, so that we can see the insulating effects over time, which is a very neat way to structure a film that tries to show the impact of a seemingly endless distance. It effectively changes into a series of connected shorts, with different blips in the life of a couple.
What I found even more confusing was the relationship it depicted. It has been torn apart and trampled again and again by war and then brought together again by a passion that was never clearly developed. Ultimately, the film is effective in showing the destructive forces of war, but I felt lost and wondered why this particular couple went through this.
View 10 trailers of this week below.
Okay okay. I will sign up for Disney +.
Edward Norton wrote, directed and sparkled in this adaptation of one of the best known novels by Jonathan Lethem. It looks like a lavishly drawn reproduction of the Brooklyn novel, with many famous faces on board. The film appears on November 1.
The morning show
Here is the first trailer for what will probably be the first major TV series from Apple. It looks like a fictional version of a Matt Lauer / Today show situation, with everyone a bit sad but also very ready to be inspiring. It will probably be released later this year.
Somewhere, the director behind the Austin Powers films makes a film about the expulsion of Roger Ailes at Fox about allegations of sexual harassment. It may be a strange combination, but it has three big stars that lead the film and dress somewhat uncomfortably as Fox News personalities. It is coming out in December.
Netflix extinguished a few teasers this week for his upcoming Noah Baumbach film, in which Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver play the lead role as a couple whose marriage seems to go through ups and downs. Of course I will watch it. It will be released this fall, and it will also be in some theaters.
Somehow we are lucky to get two Adam Driver trailers in one week. He lets him play a congress official who starts investigating the CIA torture program and discovers how much has gone wrong. It comes to the theaters on November 15 and starts streaming on November 29.
Director Hassan Fazili follows his family's escape from Afghanistan after a documentary he made about the Taliban and led to the murder of the subject. It seems like a unique and intimate picture of the experience of being a refugee. It will be coming to the theaters on September 18.
Here is the first trailer for Ryan Murphy's first Netflix series, the cheerfulness and American horror story maker who made a huge deal with Netflix last year to make shows for the streaming service. It looks stylized and sharp in a very entertaining way. It will be out on September 27.
Welcome to The I-Land
Netflix is now capitalizing even more on the disaster with the Fyre festival by turning it into the premise of a thriller on which party-goers seem to be hunted while stranded on an island. How is this made so quickly? It will be out on September 12.
…this is Stranger but under water.
I can't believe how much this is fair Stranger Underwater.
It is awesome.
The film appears on January 10.