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 cut sugar out of our diet, feel what it’s like to be epileptic, go on the hunt for one of the world’s most dangerous drug lords, listen to some truly heinous Christmas music, and we go on a killing spree this July 4th.

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