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June 30th, 2010 12:00 am AARON MESH | Brew Views

Coming Attractions


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The latest instance of a preview reel as its own feature, Jacques Boyreau’s Trailer-Mania doesn’t challenge Dan Halsted’s Grindhouse Trailer Spectacular for obscure finds; most of these titles will be familiar to anybody who came of age to ’80s American cinema. Instead, Boyreau’s project (the usual disclaimer: Jacques and I run BAM Fest each spring) functions as an essay on advertising, or maybe more of a mixtape—watch him get from The Last Days of Disco to Boogie Nights to Wonderland in just three steps. Also a lot of fun: noting how every studio markets all coming-of-age fare (like Fast Times at Ridgemont High) by noting the female leads are “not exactly the girls next door!” Laurelhurst.

  • Best paired with: Elysian ESB.

  • Also showing: The Good, the Bad, the Weird (Laurelhurst).
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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