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Three Trailers We've Had Our Eye On This Week: David Fincher, 'Saltburn,' and 'Our Flag Means Death'

By Jen Maravegias | Film | September 1, 2023 |

By Jen Maravegias | Film | September 1, 2023 |


All we’ve ever wanted was new episodes of Mindhunter. But I suppose David Fincher casting Tilda Swinton in a project with Michael Fassbender will have to do.

The Killer is about an assassin (Fassbender) who sticks to the plan until he can’t. Probably because he was doublecrossed. I guess? It’s not the most original idea for a screenplay. But Fincher has a way of making even the most mundane things interesting. If any director can avoid falling into the Netflix formula trap it might be him. And, even if you’re not a Fassbender fan because…well, you know, La Swinton might do it for you.

The Killer opens in select theaters in October and on Netflix November 10.

The Book Of Clarence feels like a movie no one asked for, that might owe Monty Python some money, and has one hell of a needle drop in the trailer. It also has one hell of a cast that includes Omar Sy, David Oyelowo, Alfre Woodard, Teyana Taylor (2023’s White Men Can’t Jump), James McAvoy, Benedict Cumberbatch, and LaKeith Standfield as Clarence.

Writer/Director Jeymes Samuel also co-wrote and directed The Harder They Fall, which was mostly good. So this might be worth catching when it opens in theaters sometime next year. Or you might want to avoid it, and all of the press around it, because it is definitely going to give Stanfield a platform to air his views on the Semitic people and no one really wants that.

You know who isn’t problematic (yet?) Barry Keoghan. And neither is Jacob Elordi, as far as I know (yet.) So let’s clear the air with the trailer for Saltburn. It has a strong The Great Gatsby meets The Talented Mister Ripley vibes happening, and I dig it.

Saltburn is written and directed by Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) and stars Rosamund Pike, Carey Mulligan, Archie Madekwe, and Richard E. Grant. It opens in select theaters on November 24th.

This week’s lagniappe is a twofer! Because I woke up feeling very indecisive and would never want to deny you joy or happiness. Or, at least a strong sense of contentedness. Anyway.

The Joy: Our Flag Means Death season 2 premieres October 5th on Max. Here’s the trailer!

And finally, allow John Cena, Alison Brie, and Christian Slater to bring you strong feelings of contentedness in the trailer for Freelance. It’s not going to move the needle on filmmaking, but it sure looks like fun. It opens in theaters on October 6th.