Monday, April 19, 2021

Adam Driver Scores Big

Yikes it's taken me all day to get to this -- been working on a piece elsewhere, I have -- and I'm sure you and you and you and the next one have already watched the trailer for Annette, Leos Carax's long-awaited Holy-Motors-follow-up musical starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard... but I'm posting it anyway, dammit. I don't want to be talking about this movie in the future -- and I will inevitably be talking about this damn movie in the future! -- and not have a trailer to link back to, timeliness be damned. Oh and did I mention the music is by Sparks? I can't feign coolness on the subject of Sparks -- I only found out about them thanks to Edgar Wright's excellent forthcoming doc which screened at Sundance. But now I consider myself a fan, so better late than cool, or however that saying goes. 

Also announced is that this film is what's opening Cannes this year -- that's happening on July 6th and Amazon (who owns the movie) says it'll then premiere for the rest o' us in "Late Summer" in both theaters and on streaming. So there, a thing to look forward to. Holy Motors (which I reviewed here) was my second favorite film of 2012 (after Moonrise Kingdom) and to say I'm looking forward to this would be an understatement. (Also I can't believe it's been nine years!) Lots of gorgeous crazy visuals in that trailer anyway! Of course I only giffed the Sexy Adam Driver moments though cuz duh. 


Anonymous said...

I don’t know! Looks kinda messy.

Jason Adams said...

Messy good! Messy always interesting!

(And no I don't know why I am talking like a caveman or Cookie Monster here.)

Shawny said...

I really don’t like musicals. I love the Wizard of Oz, The Wiz, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and that’s about all. I have weird taste yeah. As an unabashed Spielberg lover, I’m terrified of the gawd awful West Side Story he’s making. And now here’s another film I will have to avoid.

Jason Adams said...

I only like weird musicals, Shawny. I don't think it's weird not to like musicals, you're preaching to the choir. I love Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Hedwig, Dancer in the Dark. Movies that butt up against the form. I almost clawed my skin off watching the original West Side Story. I've never bothered with Grease! Anyway that makes this one here right up my alley, I think.