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 talk about black ops, go out on tour with The National, empower women through super heroics, and have a laugh with a throwback to the 80′s.

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Wonder Woman has had a difficult time on screens lately, with a feature film taking seemingly forever to develop, and a TV version dying on the vine. And, in general, the concept of the heroine isn’t quite as rigorously explored as is the idea of the male superhero.

But the cinematic heroine is still a powerful figure. A new documentary looks at the birth of the superheroine, and the development of the popular image of the powerful woman. Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines will premiere at SXSW in the next few weeks, but we’ve got the trailer for the doc below. Read More »

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