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 jail but are on the fast track to recidivism, travel to New Zealand for something other than Hobbits, learn about some influential college radio DJs, have a really bad one night stand, and find some peace and joy in a week littered with misery and despair.

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‘The Devil’s Double’ Trailer

I always have high hopes for Lee Tamahori — coming out of the gate with a film as powerful as Once Were Warriors earns a lot of patience — but I’m almost always disappointed. Is that going to be the case with his latest film, The Devil’s Double, a lurid-looking potboiler based on a true story in which Dominic Cooper plays both Uday Hussein and the man coerced into being his safety double? Check out the trailer below and make your own prediction. Read More »