This Week in 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 take a trip to the farm, go looking for insanely expensive fungus, wonder where we’re going in life, train a fly, and get to know Billie Holiday a little better.

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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 actually take Spike Lee’s side, wander the world for truly expensive eats, insert ourselves into the FIFA scandal, figure out whether it’s nurture or nature with musicians, and marvel at the trappings of an independent film situated in the Philippines.

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