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 get old school, see the crazies who post on Nextdoor come to life, get a five finger discount on some empathy, get an outsider’s perspective on the American dream, and deal with a different kind of mother/daughter relationship. 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 take ourselves out to the ballgame with Eddie Vedder and Co., witness a different kind of werewolf movie, watch Amy Ryan break your heart, watch the breakdown of societal norms between neighbors in all its naughty glory, and get excited about aliens inhabiting South African shantytowns again. Read More »