Coming Attractions

Coming Attractions

Why Watch? A crazy quilt of throwback previews and paranoia, this short from Dan Fisk relishes the joy of plaguing a young movie fan with trailers while letting us see the menacing grindhouse advertisements for ourselves. It’s a clever blend of fake movie ads that evoke current mash-up culture and a simple story about a guy losing his mind inside the cineplex. It should be said upfront that it takes a while to get started because of a space-filler opening credits sequence (a cardinal sin of short filmmaking), but after a speedy comedic set up, it lets loose with a sharp lampoon of Hollywood filmmaking culture. There are clear amateur elements (including raw potential), but the real joy is the concept and the go-for-broke style of the trailers. Fisk has a laugh while nailing exploitation cinema to the wall — an earnest celebration that finds the punchline at the bottom of a blood bucket.



It’s not his birthday, he didn’t die (at least not when this was written), and he doesn’t have a new movie out, but gosh darn it – let’s talk Bill Murray. He is, as we all know, the best person. Today I wanted to try and find some more roles in the vein of The Razor’s Edge; just some odd, maybe funny/maybe not characters he’s played over the years that we all may have missed out on. My goal here: to give you, at the very least, one Bill Murray role you didn’t know about, but would now really like to watch. Here we go…

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