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 don our nut cutters, headbands and knee high socks and pay homage to one of basketball’s greats, get serious about our nation’s racial divide by way of South Africa, find out the origins of one of the world’s greatest take out dishes, find Professor X giving the performance of a lifetime, we try not to get killed by reporting on the news, and Chris asks the audience if a binge watch of Black Mirror would be a good idea.

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