Fewer trailers

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 test the bonds of friendship, test the bonds of family, try to scam our way to the top, and reflect once more on how France has contributed to cinema.

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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 we look at an “alternative” version of football, revisit a classic, get schooled on the French way of making movies, throw another shrimp on the barbie alongside a thriller, and I engage in some nepotism. Read More »