Perhaps I'm just extra bad on the uptake these days but doesn't it feel like Netflix somehow manages to sneak their movies through production without us noticing until they release a trailer for an already finished thing and it's out in a month and you're like WHAT? I DON'T HAVE TO WAIT FOR THAT? That's the thrill I got when they dropped their trailer for Wine Country yesterday -- they managed to gather together SNL queens Maya Rudolph & Tina Fey & Amy Poehler (who directed) & Rachel Dratch & Ana Gasteyer, alongside Paula Pell & Emily Spivey (who wrote) and, uh, Jason Schwartzman...
... (who's looking particularly delicious with that big beard, I might add) for a comedy about some gals drinking wine in the country and I never noticed until this trailer and a date of May 10th (with some theatrical screenings starting two days earlier) were right in front of me? That's nutso! But I like this strategy -- it doesn't feel like we have to wait so long this way. We've got less a month for this and that works for me! Now watch the trailer, goddamit:
"If not my favorite of that year - and it may be - it's at a minimum in the top 3 or so. And Jake should absolutely have been up for the Oscar that year, and maybe won (although I'd have been good with Keaton). While it has a look or style that relates to an older Los Angeles, the heart of it is as timely as can be, sadly."
--- For its 5th anniversary I gave some love to Dan Gilroy's film Nightcrawler for besides being awesome also seeing our awful present in advance, and here reader Scott agrees.