Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we investigate what goes bump in the night, get into the Christmas spirit by sidling up to one strange Ewok holiday party, check in with the fine folks of Afghanistan, go on one of the most bizarre races known to man, and check out yet another new film starring James Franco.

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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we see what happens when you mash up performance art with a big budget, deal with the issue of youth homelessness, dig for some buried treasure with a little dry humor, get the song “Wild Horses” stuck in our heads, and try to overcome some very real hardships.

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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we get out jail but are on the fast track to recidivism, travel to New Zealand for something other than Hobbits, learn about some influential college radio DJs, have a really bad one night stand, and find some peace and joy in a week littered with misery and despair.

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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we find out if anyone reading this has a heart condition, stand in wonderment at Tyler Oakley, see a young Han Solo team up with Finn, stand at the perimeter for the debate surrounding marijuana, and bask in the glow of a new Frederick Wiseman documentary.

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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we go on the hunt for those sweet sweet sweet Patti LaBelle Sweet Potato Pies, get schooled on some artwork, check in with the dudes of Blur, watch the first vlogger ever let it all out (literally), watch a family of girls get imprisoned by their father, see what hilarity Bill Burr is ready to unleash on the masses, and marvel at the true power of a food critic.

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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we noir out with our pistols out, visit a dank looking arcade in NYC, try and make a little sense of wars and their complicated effects, start feeling the holiday spirit bubble forth over our anti-Christian Starbucks cup, and then get to know one family and the matriarch who seems like a real gem.

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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we consider whether big pharma really is a boogyman, get schooled by some silver screen seniors, get real versions of the flaming pile that was Burnt, Denmark gives us their nomination for Best Foreign Language film from the guy who smacked us in the face with The Hunt as does Iceland, in a movie that has dry tragicomedy written all over it.

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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we get back in the ring, channel our inner Sally Field, get heavy with Thor, rise from the ashes to make a richer soil, and go on a girl hunt with deliciously bloody results.  

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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we thrill at the pairing of some Coronas and luchadores, uncover a sinister family secret, I opine about my unnatural and abject love of This Old House, give Jessie Owens his due and pray it’s not a Disneyfied version of it, and get serious about families and what happens when the patriarch isn’t there.

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