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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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 run a spectacular horror gauntlet with an anthology directed by eight NSFW Mexican filmmakers, get thrown back to the 80’s for a little infidelity and a coming of age story, get back in touch with a remarkable album by Natalie Merchant, try and make sense of sound, and get to know the softer side of Iran.

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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 to know Janis Joplin, check in on that He-Man documentary we’ve been hearing about for years, try not to step on a landmine, get to know an almost forgotten Canadian heavy metal band, and wonder at what Guy Maddin is up to now.

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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 of the house to see some cartoons, herald a new He-Man documentary, say goodbye to a Chicago summer, take some candids of people cooler than us, and get to know one of soccer’s most pretty players.

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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 ground and pound in a foreign country before getting introspective, try to fill the bulbous void that Elvis left, get a real view into our government’s counterterrorism methods, see Luke Wilson and Olivia Wilde up their game higher than VOD quality, and get trapped in a prison cell by a psychopath.

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