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 meditate on the notion of what it means to have an open Internet, get kinky, play some football, befriend some bees, and then faint after seeing our tuition bill for next semester.
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Fox Searchlight is really on a roll at Sundance. The company has snapped up Homework and Martha Marcy May Marlene, and has now announced that it has bought remake rights to the Indian documentary The Bengali Detective.

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