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Trailer Rewind

61 EpisodesProduced by TruStory FMWebsite

Steve Sarmento and Justin Jaeger pick one movie currently available on streaming services and discuss it at length, from its origins to its performance and everything in between.

61 Episodes | 2016 - 2021

The Wall

September 15th, 2021


John Cena and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are stuck at the wall, and together with Laith Nakli’s voice we have a film about relationships and the power of words — and weapons — to navigate war in The Wall. It’s an intimate …

The Book of Henry

September 1st, 2021


The Book of Henry is not the film any of us expected. This is a film that splits audiences - including JJ, Steve and Tommy. JJ says it is at least 3 or 4 films. Special guest Tommy doesn’t rate it as much of a film. And …

The Souvenir

August 18th, 2021


Joanna Hogg’s 2019 film The Souvenir is based on her own experiences as a student filmmaker in the 1980s. This leads JJ and Steve to again ponder the …


August 4th, 2021


JJ and Steve travel back to 1995. That time when landlines were ubiquitous and had yet surrendered to the internet, cell phones and texting. Although Landline is from 2017, it feels like a close relative to the mid-90s …

The Roads Not Taken

July 21st, 2021


The Roads Not Taken is the third in a trio of films about taking care of an adult relative. JJ really struggled with it, in part due to his own …

The Endless

July 7th, 2021


The Endless treads into some creepy territory, so JJ brought in some backup. We are pleased to have Tommy join us for our discussion of this story of …

Please Stand By

June 23rd, 2021


When is a film that has scenes with Kirk and Spock not a Star Trek movie? Well . . . when it’s a film about a young woman writing an epic screenplay for a Star Trek contest. A lack of knowledge about or love for Star …

The Peanut Butter Falcon

June 9th, 2021


Steve has a 15-minute rule. You have got to give a film 15 minutes to prove itself. If after 15 minutes you can easily walk away, then do it. Don’t …

The Goldfinch

May 26th, 2021


JJ and Steve are joined by Tommy to make sense of the puzzle that is The Goldfinch. It’s not that the story is complex or difficult to decipher. It’s …

The Hummingbird Project

May 12th, 2021


For some reason this film about building a 1000 mile underground fiber optic connection was also buried underground. In this story about an attempt to set a speed record in round trip communications JJ and Steve find …

Papillon (2017)

April 28th, 2021


One of Mark Twain’s famous aphorisms is: “A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.” For JJ and Steve the …


April 14th, 2021


This week JJ and Steve are joined by Ocean, from TNR’s Silver Linings podcast, to discuss Julius Onah’s 2019 film Luce. Adapted by JC Lee from his …


March 30th, 2021


The fact that Steve and JJ both enjoyed Michael Almereyda’s 2015 film Experimenter would lead you to believe that they would be inclined to enjoy his …

The Last Black Man In San Francisco

December 16th, 2020


Today one of our newest TNR voices, Ocean, takes a trip with Steve to meet The Last Black Man in San Francisco.

They agree that this is a film that has a distinctive opening, but there’s a sharp difference of opinion …

The Kindergarten Teacher (American) • Trailer Rewind

May 26th, 2020


JJ and Steve finish off the first half of 2020 with 2018's The Kindergarten Teacher. This is an American remake of 2014's The Kindergarten Teacher from Israel. Their discussion touches on the challenges of adapting an …

Les Miserablés (2019)

December 2nd, 2020


It’s a rare occasion when Steve and Andy have an in-depth conversation about a film. One thing you can be sure of is that they know how to pick them. For this Trailer Rewind Steve and Andy are traveling abroad for a …

The Report

November 18th, 2020

”If it works, why do you need to do it 183 times?”

File TNR 80120201111 audio under review pursuant to PL 107-56 Case # TR46 SUMMARY - subjects Peter D Wright and Stephen D Sarmento conducted an in-depth discussion …

The Lodge

November 4th, 2020


As the nights grow longer, the temperatures drop lower, and a looming sense of dread creeps into the corners of your thoughts Steve and TNR’s Ray DeLancey invite you to spend some time with them in The Lodge. Don’t …

Banana Split

October 21st, 2020


There’s nothing to make a father more uncomfortable than sitting with his teenage daughter watching a film that includes honest and frankly discussions of teens sexuality. Well . . . there is one thing more …

Villains (2009)

October 7th, 2020


Just when you’ve binged everything on your watchlist and need something new or unexpected to watch Trailer Rewind is back with a season filled with new guests!

We start the new season with The Film Board’s Tommy …

The Kindergarten Teacher (2014) • Trailer Rewind

May 12th, 2020


JJ and Steve finish the first half of 2020 with a film and its remake. This pairing starts with 2014's The Kindergarten Teacher from Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid. There's something different about this film. Is it an …

Vox Lux • Trailer Rewind

April 28th, 2020


Let's just get this out of the way. Steve and JJ are really split on this one. JJ was disappointed that this was more of a poem than a film and wasn't happy about the execution of this film. Steve, on the other hand, …

Wild Rose • Trailer Rewind

April 14th, 2020


The first entry in our Aspiring Singers double feature takes Steve and JJ across the Atlantic for 2018's Wild Rose. Despite a familiar story of working class woman striving to attain her dreams, there were several …

Aniara • Trailer Rewind

March 24th, 2020


JJ and Steve find themselves among another group of exiles in space. This time it is the Aniara, a spaceship taking passengers from Earth to Mars. Despite its luxurious setting on an interplanetary cruise ship, this …

High Life • Trailer Rewind

March 10th, 2020

"Bums and losers. That’s what you are."

In the first episode of our Exiles In Space double feature Steve and JJ discuss Claire Denis’ first English …

Anna and the Apocalypse • Trailer Rewind

December 17th, 2019


For the last Trailer Rewind of the decade we wanted to bring you something fun to watch with friends. Or is it? Does a holiday setting make a film a …

All About Nina • Trailer Rewind

November 24th, 2019


There are films that come and go without notice that are better than the majority of films currently playing at your local cineplex. A film like All About Nina is the reason we have Trailer Rewind.

The challenge with …

Woman Walks Ahead • Trailer Rewind

October 15th, 2019


The challenge with historical films based on actual events is finding the right character to lead the audience through the story. JJ has made it …

Leave No Trace • Trailer Rewind

September 17th, 2019


After JJ’s stressful experience for September’s Film Board, he deserved something more comfortable and less stressful. Leave No Trace is not only set …

Destroyer • Trailer Rewind

August 27th, 2019


Everything from the release date and the blurbs from critics told us this was going to be an Oscar contender. Nicole Kidman was delivering a …

Jonathan • Trailer Rewind

June 18th, 2019

"You and I were happier than any two people ever could have been."

If your birthday is in June, you’re a Gemini. As a special treat for our Gemini …

The Edge of Seventeen • Trailer Rewind

May 21st, 2019

"I had the worst thought: I've got to spend the rest of my life with myself."

Just as the school year is starting to wind down, JJ and Steve take one …

The Vanishing of Sidney Hall • Trailer Rewind

April 16th, 2019

"Let’s say you did write a novel. What would it be about?"

Sometimes movies are better than the books they are based on. But are there movies that …

I, Tonya • Trailer Rewind

March 19th, 2019

"It was like being abused all over again. Only this time it was by you. All of you. You're all my attackers too."

If you listened to our Green Book Filmboard episode you know that most of us were not happy with the …

The Bachelors • Trailer Rewind

February 12th, 2019

"It’s practically a universal law that no man has ever looked good in man panties"

Consider yourself warned that J.K. Simmons (and his majestic beard) are going to bring a tear to your eye. This month Steve and JJ take …

Lean on Pete • Trailer Rewind

January 29th, 2019

"Just gotta keep going. This isn’t our home."

A long journey with a horse . . . through brutal environments . . . and encounters with ruthless people . . . no, we’re not talking about Hostiles again. But after taking a …

Hostiles • Trailer Rewind

November 20th, 2018

"I've killed everything that's walked or crawled. If you do it enough, you get used to it."

JJ and Steve are heading out west this month. It's a long and grueling journey, and one of them may not make it to the end. …

Raw • Trailer Rewind

October 23rd, 2018

"I'm sure you'll find a solution, honey."

Steve couldn’t ask JJ to stomach this month’s film, so he brought Andy in to chew the fat on this one. Andy …

Don't Think Twice • Trailer Rewind

September 25th, 2018

"Has anyone out there had a particularly hard day?"

What are you waiting for? Just press play. Don’t stop to think, just say yes and press the button …

Free Fire • Trailer Rewind

August 21st, 2018

"Vern and learn, baby."

JJ and Steve return from their summer break with a big bang. This month they attempt to survive the brutal shootout in Ben Wheatley’s 2016 film Free Fire.

How many rounds does it take to get to …

The Congress • Trailer Rewind

July 3rd, 2018

"We want to scan you, all of you, your body, your face, your emotions, your laughter, your tears. We want to own this thing called Robin Wright."

Just before the summer break, Steve and JJ take a trippy ride to The …

Triple 9 • Trailer Rewind

May 15th, 2018

"There is no limit to what desperate men will do when pushed."

We call the Filmboard a gang of thugs, but we’ve got nothing on the crew from Triple …

Felony • Trailer Rewind

April 24th, 2018

"There’s a boy and he’s on the road and he’s had a - he’s fallen off his bike."

As Joel Edgerton is starting to become a familiar face for American …

Cuban Fury • Trailer Rewind

March 20th, 2018

"Once I put those shoes on, I never wanted to take them off."

It’s time to put on your rubber-soled salsa shoes and hit the floor with JJ and Steve. …

Anomalisa • Trailer Rewind

February 27th, 2018

"Sometimes there's no lesson. That's a lesson in itself."

Call the maid for turn down service, because this month JJ and Steve take on a movie that takes place in a hotel room. JJ and Steve spend time with Charlie …

Burnt • Trailer Rewind

January 23rd, 2018


"People eat because they are hungry; I want to make food that makes people stop eating."

To start off a new year of Trailer Rewind Steve and JJ sit down for a meal with John Wells’ 2015 film Burnt. This was Pete's pick …

Faults • Trailer Rewind

December 5th, 2017

"In the end there is a 50% chance you will have your daughter back."

It’s the last Trailer Rewind of 2017, and this time it's personal. When they decided to watch Andy’s trailer pick from our Syriana episode on February …

Miss Sloane • Trailer Rewind

October 17th, 2017


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”A senator’s priority isn’t representing the people, it’s keeping his ass in office."

This month JJ and Steve are …

Little Sister • Trailer Rewind

September 19th, 2017


"Look at you girl. All grown up like a librarian or something."

This month JJ and Steve are dealing with family drama in Zach Clark’s 2016 film Little Sister.

With a mix of nuns, GWAR, drug-laced muffins, and …

Experimenter • Trailer Rewind

August 22nd, 2017


"Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards."

This month JJ and Steve learn a lesson in obedience with 2015’s Experimenter. Peter Sarsgaard takes us through the career of Stanley Milgram, and …

Hunt for the Wilderpeople • Trailer Rewind

July 18th, 2017


“You know, sometimes in life it seems like there's no way out. Like a sheep trapped in a maze designed by wolves.“

This month, JJ and Steve are off …

The History of Future Folk • Trailer Rewind

June 20th, 2017



This month, Steve digs through the archives to revisit The History of Future Folk, a quirky indie that punches well above its weight. Yes, …

Colonia • Trailer Rewind

April 25th, 2017


“Anyone can torture, but to break a person without harming physically, that's an art."

We’re keeping with The Next Reel 2017 theme of “Let’s Scare JJ.” Prisoners tortured in secret underground tunnels! A power-crazed …

The Lobster • Trailer Rewind

February 25th, 2017


“A wolf and a penguin could never live together, nor could a camel and a hippopotamus. That would be absurd."

In a world where being a couple is a …

The Two Faces of January • Trailer Rewind

November 29th, 2016


". . . another victim of the cruel tricks gods play on men”

It’s back to 2014 again for JJ and Steve as they dig into The Two Faces of January, Andy’s pick from February 2014. Adapted from the novel by Patricia …

Odd Thomas • Trailer Rewind

October 18th, 2016


"I may see dead people, but, by God, I do something about it."

Mining book series for films is an all to frequent occurrence. Some are able to …

Cake • Trailer Rewind

July 27th, 2017


"Tell me a story where everything works out in the end for the evil witch."

Steve and JJ are going to have their pain killer laden cake and spoil it for you too. This was Pete’s trailer pick from January 2, 2015. Pete …

Mr. Nobody • Trailer Rewind

June 21st, 2016


"Why am I me and not somebody else?"

Are you ready to rewind time with this month’s trailer rewind? JJ and Steve tackle Mr. Nobody, Pete’s trailer pick from November 2013. They discuss this film’s long road to a U.S …

The Nice Guys • Trailer Rewind

May 31st, 2016


"So you're telling me you made a porno where the plot is the point?"

A trailer rewind for a film that’s still in theaters!?! What’s going on? We finish up our Andy trailer pick trilogy and add a bonus episode to the …

Comet • Trailer Rewind

May 24th, 2016


"See? This is why I hate time. I can't enjoy my sesame chicken because of that."

This month’s Trailer Rewind is Andy’s pick from our Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore episode in December 2014. Justin and Steve look at …

Young Ones • Trailer Rewind

March 17th, 2016


"I never saw this land when it was green."

Today we bring you a new TNR Short: Trailer RewindJustin and Steve took on the task of watching Young …

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