White Lung: Below

/100

Pretty sure this is a Mulholland Dr. homage tbh.

Vic Mensa: 16 Shots

/100

Difficult viewing but an amazing track.

Yellow Flicker Beat

/100

I think of her as a kind of spiritual successor to Kate Bush, but there’s something special about Lorde’s stage and screen presence — an introspective yet theatrical witchiness that suggests a public persona still sorting itself out. It’s highlighted well in Emily Kai Bock’s music video for “Yellow Flicker Beat,” from a forthcoming Lorde-curated Hunger Games soundtrack.

Trailer: Maps to the Stars

/100

I spent some time looking under rocks online, trying to scare up a higher-quality version of this, but it’s the new David Cronenberg film and it looks … well, it looks pretty solid. Also, I love everyone in it except Robert Pattinson and, hell, he might even turn out OK if he keeps hanging out with the right people.

Trailer: Gone Girl

50/100

The tone of this trailer seems a little … off … somehow (what, publishing rights to Nilsson’s “Without You” were too expensive?), but I think Fincher & Co. are attempting to speak in a kind of (cynical, ironic) code to the legions who have read the (cynical, ironic) book.