ByColm S. Herron, writer at
Colm S. Herron

A new trailer for [Ned Rifle](movie:2132224) has just dropped.

Ned Rifle is the third and final chapter of a series of films directed by Hal Hartly.

The first was Henry Fool back in 1997, arguably Hartly's best film, the second was Fay Grim which didn't receive such a good reception critically. With the third I'd say Hartly hopes to rekindle the magic created by his first.

Check out the trailer below:

Check out the synopsis below:

At once a saga concerning the Grim family of Queens and how their lives are turned upside down by the arrival of the self- proclaimed genius Henry Fool, the trilogy is also an illustration of America's grappling with ideas, art, politics, and religion over the course of 20 years. In this swiftly paced and expansive conclusion, Henry and Fay's son Ned sets out to find and kill his father for destroying his mother's life. But his aims are frustrated by the troublesome, sexy and hilarious Susan, whose connection to Henry predates even his arrival in the lives of the Grim family.

To be honest I'm not to impressed with this trailer. The main thing that's putting me off is the lead. For some reason I'm distracted by him acting rather than just existing in the scene. The soundtrack sounds like a royalty free midi download (probably just for the trailer) and the shots seems to be mostly shot quite wide with very little depth; something I always associate with student films. This could be a style but from just watching these visuals, this is the impression I'm getting.

I also think the trailer's far too long for what it's trying to tell.

The movie premieres at the Toronto Film Festival later in the year.

And you?


What do you make of it?

Source: IndieWire


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