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 ring in the holidays with Tyler Perry, catch an STD, celebrate youth and ineptitude, realize there Aborigines in Canada who were abused as children, get to know Marilyn Monroe a little better, and revisit a rising talent.
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With three sets of eyes darting all around Park City for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and several days of films still ahead, it’s almost physically impossible to write full reviews for everything we see. So, here’s the first Sundance Mini-Review post which will feature shorter capsule reviews of films and maybe even some video blogs.

After the jump, you’ll read short reviews of The Future by Peter Sciretta and Bobby Fischer Against The World by yours truly. Read More »

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