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 put on an angry pair of jeans, learn how to be a private dancer from the OG, spend some time with one of America’s most high profile Armenians, see some sci-fi done on the cheap, and get our hands filthy with dirty money.
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2020 Fantasia Film Festival Reviews Slaxx

Usually, the genre-heavy Fantasia International Film Festival is held annually in Montreal, but with things the way they are this year (terrible), the festival has gone virtual. This year, Chris Evangelista and Matt Donato are covering Fantasia for /Film, firing off dispatches featuring capsule reviews of the titles we’ve watched from the safety of our own homes, all while dreaming of poutine.

In this edition: killer jeans, pioneer horror, blood, and more.

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slaxx

Are you wearing jeans right now? Well, you better be careful – those jeans could kill. At least, they could if you were in the move Slaxx, which is a film about a really killer pair of jeans. Literally. The film tells the story of a possessed pair of designer jeans, and I promise you, I’m not making any of this up. Slaxx joins a list of films focused on killer inanimate objects, from killer beds, to killer lamps, to killer tires.

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