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 catch up with JCVD, watch a story about fascism that fits in quite well with today’s climate, get supernatural in New Zealand, beat up the beat in Scotland, and spend time with family. Read More »

On Christmas Eve 1994, four terrorists hijacked a Paris bound flight, holding 227 people hostage. France’s elite counter-terrorism unit was assembled to combat the terrorists and release the hostages, and their two-day effort was chronicled in a 2010 film called The Assault.

Julien Leclercq (Chrysalis) directs what appears to be quite a riveting story about the planning and execution of the anti-terrorist action. A trailer has appeared for the US release of the film, and you can check it out below. Read More »