Tag Archives: Looper

Reappraising Raising Arizona: Why We Revisit Films

FOREWORD: You might be wondering why Check the Reel‘s been so barren. Briefly: I made the transition back to college at the start of September; since then schoolwork and personal life have done their part to keep my online output … Continue reading

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Trailer Thrash: Oz the Great and Powerful, The Life of Pi, Skyfall, Cloud Atlas

Every Saturday, Check the Reel features Trailer Trash, a close look at previews, trailer, and sneak peeks for films not yet released. What does the rest of the year promise for theatres and Netflix accounts? Which are the masterpieces? Which are the … Continue reading

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Trailer Thrash 1: Looking at the “Next Big Things”

Trailers, or “previews” as they’re now more aptly called (“trailer” is a vestigial term from when ads followed a movie, rather than preceded it), have been with us for most of film history. From the folksy, star-centric skit that introduced Hawks’s The … Continue reading

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