This Week in 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 take true crime a little less seriously, remember what it was like to be 16, wait longingly for our lover, get force-fed more dystopian, young adult nonsense from the guy who gave us Divergent, and work through some issues at a shiva.
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Shiva Baby Review

Emma Seligman’s Shiva Baby is a caustic comedy about attending a traditional post-burial brunch, taking the tropes of Jewish family life in directions that feel much like a beautifully realized horror film as well as an eloquent and often hilarious look at a hapless millennial navigating parental and cultural expectation.

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