This Week In Trailers: The Kingmaker, A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life, Any One of Us, The Rainbow, The All-Americans

/Film | 10/20/2019 | Christopher Stipp
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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?

This week we hoard some shoes in the Philippines, go out murdering with our bestie, break our back, go behind the music at a small club where debauchery was the norm, and find inspiration in some kids who play high school football.

Documentary - Filmmaker - Lauren - Greenfield - Documentaries

Documentary filmmaker Lauren Greenfield, who gave us two fantastic documentaries about the excesses of modern life, The Queen of Versailles and Generation Wealth, looks at a woman who is perhaps best known for her shoe collection.

From Emmy winning director Lauren Greenfield, The Kingmaker centers on the indomitable character and controversial political career of Imelda Marcos, the former first lady of the Philippines whose behind-the-scenes influence of her husband Ferdinand’s presidency rocketed her to the global political stage.

Story - Story - Ground - Exploration - Greenfield

The story behind the story can always be fertile ground for exploration if done properly. Greenfield is taking an interesting angle here in delving into the life of Imelda Marcos and looking at her excesses as well as her contributions when her husband was president of the Philippines. The narrative couldn’t be more timely.

Director Staten Cousins Roe is here to be different.

Meet - Lou - Farnt - Addict - Nothing

Meet Lou Farnt: a 30-something, self-help addict who wants nothing more than to escape her overly controlling mother and the dead-end seaside town where she grew up. So when strange and strikingly confident new life coach Val suddenly arrives on the scene and invites her on a road trip of alternative therapies, Lou finds the perfect opportunity to leave, and the perfect person to become. Unfortunately for Lou, Val’s...
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