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 deal with the effects of war, get happy with Mike Birbiglia, work through the expectations of young adulthood, let dance set us free, and understand bipolar disorder through cinema. Read More »

Mike Birbiglia: The New One

Comedian Mike Birbiglia started performing his one-man show The New One on Broadway last year, and he’s been touring the country with the show for a while now. But if you haven’t been lucky enough to catch his deeply personal and truly unique act, you’ll have a couple more chances to do so. Seeing it on stage might be a little challenging, but soon enough, you’ll be able to see it from the comfort of your couch.

Mike Birbiglia: The New One will be coming to Netflix next month, just in time to enjoy it with your whole family around Thanksgiving. However, if you’re in the Los Angeles area, you’ll have one month to catch the show on stage for the last time in front of a live audience. Read More »