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 muckrake for funsies, go back to war, trip the light fantastic with an indie sci-fi gem, go North of the border for a good laugh, and try to figure out exactly why again student athletes aren’t paid. Read More »

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 lighten things up by talking about Syria, go ghost hunting in a vacation home, realize we have two left feet, watch a real relationship disintegrate before us, and then feel the weight of judgement from others who think we could have done more. Read More »