Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Beau Ain't the Only One

I have entirely lost track of time -- which seems fitting having just watched this trailer! -- because last Thursday I'd posted the poster for Ari Aster's new film Beau is Afraid starring Joaquin Phoenix and I said at the time that they were promising the trailer would be dropped the following Tuesday. Well when the trailer did indeed drop this morning my brain entirely short-wired realizing that five days had somehow passed since I'd said that? How? How, I ask you? Retitle this bitch Jason is Afraid because facts.

Anyway yes the trailer is here and I know I'm not the only one getting Charlie Kaufman vibes (which I mentioned last week -- last week! -- with the poster as well) because I saw people saying as much on Twitter. It's screaming Synecdoche New York meets I'm Thinking of Ending Things at me. And I like it, I like it! Anyway watch and decide for yourself:

Listen if there's anyone that everyone should be aping it's Charlie Kaufman, so you'll hear no complaints around these parts. It's a fact that when it's a year that Charlie Kaufman puts out a movie the number one slot on my "favorite films of the year" list is always accounted for, and has been every damned time. But one of my other favorite filmmakers riffing on Kaufman? Sign me the fuck up, and that's before we even get to the glimpse of Parker Posey...

Beau is Afraid is out on April 21st!
Not soon enough! Bring it the fuck on!


Shawny said...

I'm so excited about this, though Phoenix is not an actor that I can understand/connect with very well.

Jason Adams said...

I swing wildly back and forth on Joaquin -- he seems unbearable in real life and I haaaaated Joker but then he'll do a C'mon C'mon or a Her or a The Sisters Brothers and I'll dig him again. I need him at a lower register, I guess.