Movie Trailer: ‘Down Terrace’

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The mob movie takes a comedic, family turn with Down Terrace, a film from director Ben Wheatley starring real life father and son pair Bob and Robin Hill. Currently sporting a gleaming 87% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, this British crime dramedy has been playing the festival circuit for the past year and will finally be released in New York and Los Angeles on October 8. It’ll then expand to additional cities later in the month. Hit the jump to check out the brand new trailer, read about the plot, critical buzz and more. Read More »

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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: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers?

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My Most Anticipated Films of IFFBoston 2010

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I had an awesome time at last year’s Independent Film Festival of Boston, and this year, the festival promises to be even more exciting, with tons of indie directors and actors showing up to chill in the Bay State. The festival will quickly upon us (it begins this Wednesday), so if you’re in Boston or even New England, I’d urge you to check it out. After the jump, some of the movies I’m most looking forward to this year. [Note that I already saw a bunch of the movies that will be playing here when I was at Sundance this year; they won't show up on this list, but you can read our coverage of Sundance here].
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