Green Band Trailer

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 Ron Swanson talks to us about the future, watch a punk rocker help suicidal strangers, watch how women are affected by opioids, watch ladies cutting loose and getting up to no good in Finland, watch a different lady cut loose in Ireland by going on a little crime spree, and see a trailer that deals with mother!’s loose comparisons to Rosemary’s Baby head on. Read More »

After Tiller

If abortions in general are controversial, late-term abortions (after 20 weeks) are even more so. It’s not just the pro-lifers who protest those; many pro-choicers draw the line at that point. In fact, it’s pretty difficult to get one in the States, as only four doctors in the country perform them at all. And it’s tough going for them — one of their colleagues, Dr. George Tiller, was shot and killed by an anti-abortion activist in 2009.

The four remaining doctors are the subject of After Tiller, Martha Shane and Lana Wilson‘s documentary about the hot-button topic. The film looks at these physicians, the people they work with, and the people who turn to them for help, and attempts to do so without resorting to the black-and-white view usually applied to the issue. Hit the jump to watch the first trailer.

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