Take 5: The Best Trailers of the Week (September 18)

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We love to share movie trailers. Aside from music videos, album trailers, tour teasers, and all the other video content bands typically supply us with, movie trailers are probably the thing we watch the most online. You may have noticed a few news posts with trailers in recent weeks, and you will no doubt see many more in the weeks and months ahead, but if we made a new post for every trailer that hit our inboxes we would never have time to post about anything else. So, to simplify your life and ours, we’ve compiled our five favorite trailers of the week from everything we haven’t previously covered into a single post. Enjoy!

Loving (November 4)

This is the second look at Jeff Nichols’ second film of 2016 I’ve seen, and it’s all I need to see. Sold. I hope this is Nichols’ first Oscar film. We all know it’s where he’s destined to appear again and again for as long as he wants to tell stories.

Synopsis: From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry—and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since.

The Bye Bye Man (October 21)

Don’t see it. Don’t support it.

Synopsis: When three college students move into an old house off campus, they unwittingly unleash a supernatural entity known as The Bye Bye Man, who comes to prey upon them once they discover his name. The friends must try to save each other, all the while keeping The Bye Bye Man’s existence a secret to save others from the same deadly fate.

Miss Sloane (December 9)

“And the third nominee for Best Actress in a drama is…”

But seriously, this looks fun. I think it might be 2016’s Trumbo, and by that I mean the trailer gives away all the goods and none of them are the best we’ve seen all year.

Synopsis: The story a ruthless lobbyist (Jessica Chastain) who is notorious for her unparalleled talent and her desire to win at all costs, even when it puts her own career at risk. The thriller pulls back the curtain on how Capitol Hill games are played and won as Sloane faces off against the most influential powers in D.C.

The Free World (September 23)

This kind of feels like what might happen if Nicholas Sparks decided to be just a tad edgier with his work, but it’s hard to resist the always reliable work of Elizabeth Moss. This is a purely VOD release, so at least you don’t have to risk leaving your house to give it a chance.

Synopsis: How hard would you fight to be free? After spending two decades in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, Mo (Boyd Holbrook) struggles to put his past behind him as he readjusts to a new life working in an animal shelter. Doris (Elisabeth Moss) is trapped in another sort of prison: an abusive marriage. A dramatic encounter brings these two troubled souls together, and a possible murder connects them. Soon, Mo finds himself risking everything—including being locked up once again for someone else’s crime—to protect the fragile Doris. Driven by explosive performances from Elisabeth Moss and rising star Boyd Holbrook, the feature debut from director Jason Lew is a gripping, mood-drenched exploration of guilt, redemption, and what it means to be free. Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer and Sung Kang costar.

Nocturnal Animals (December 9)

This looks good. It may be hollow, but damn it looks good. Michael Shannon forever.

Synopsis: From writer/director Tom Ford comes a haunting romantic thriller of shocking intimacy and gripping tension that explores the thin lines between love and cruelty, and revenge and redemption. Academy Award nominees Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star as a divorced couple discovering dark truths about each other and themselves in Nocturnal Animals.