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 kick off ’14 with some sexy French people, a cryptic thriller, the artist who helped bring Hunter S. Thompson’s vision into full view, take one last go at life before we die, and sail solo in the ocean at the crusty age of 14.
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