Category Archives: Five-star trailers – Drama

Five-star trailers: “Gone Girl” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby”

  For this post, I highlight trailers for two upcoming films with two seemingly similar plot lines: the disappearance of a female character. The films’ central genres, however, are vastly different. First, in director David Fincher’s mystery-thriller Gone Girl, Ben … Continue reading

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Five-star trailer: “Her”

Writer/director Spike Jonze–best known for the acclaimed, quirky dramedies Being John Malkovich and Adaptation–looks like he has another offbeat winner on his hands with the new film Her. Fresh off his critically-adored, Oscar-nominated turn in last year’s The Master, Joaquin Phoenix stars as a depressed … Continue reading

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Five-star trailer: “American Hustle”

Just one year after writer/director David O. Russell gave us the acclaimed, multiple-Oscar-nominated Silver Linings Playbook, it seems as though he’s done it again with his new, star-studded crime drama American Hustle. Back with Russell are Playbook actors Bradley Cooper … Continue reading

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Five-star trailer: “Before Midnight”

In 1995, Richard Linklater’s romantic indie drama Before Sunrise was released. Starring then-twenty-somethings Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy as Jesse and Celine—two people who meet on a train in Europe and spend an evening together in Vienna—it didn’t seem like … Continue reading

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Five-star trailer: “Flight”

Denzel Washington has always been one of my favorite actors to watch and I was pleased to hear that he would have a new movie come out toward the end of the year. Honestly, he could probably just be on … Continue reading

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Five-star trailer: “Argo”

Say what you will about most of his acting roles, but Ben Affleck is quite the director. First Gone Baby Gone, then The Town, and now comes his next directorial effort: Argo. Based on true events from 1979, Argo is … Continue reading

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Five-star trailer: “People Like Us”

I’m initiating a new feature on my blog–the posting of a “five-star trailer” of a film that is coming soon to a theater near you! This would be a great posting to have in between my film reviews or when … Continue reading

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