With Knives Out, writer/director Rian Johnson shows that his bona fide blockbuster outing with Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the exception that proves the rule: here, we are back into the familiar auteur stylings of Looper or Brick. An ensemble cast, classically styled whodunit plot, and a standout soundtrack ground Johnson’s next filmic foray.
It’s hard to say exactly what is driving the current spate of musical biopics that seems to be taking hold of Hollywood and never letting go, but the team at Trailaurality is all for it. This go around we have Judy, which, as the unadorned title may suggest, is less bombastic than it is contemplative.
HBO’s upcoming comedy about a family of televangelists is a mildly political skewering of this American phenomenon. Starring Danny McBride and premiering August 18th, the trailer pairs a classic song with comedic trailer editing techniques to showcase the uniqueness of its satire.