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 visit a dead amusement park, look back at the cult films that have shaped us, stage a break-in, try some booger sugar, and watch a liar at the top of his game.

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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 go unda da sea, get manly with a Hollywood heavyweight, grow a beard and fight some zombies, wonder what more can be said about Roman Polanski’s “indiscretion”, and have a peek at Satan’s wang.

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