Welcome to the blog of Double Exposure, Columbia University's undergraduate film journal. We publish up-to-date film criticism by Columbia students, including reviews, features, columns, lists, videos, interviews, podcasts, and more.
NYFF 2017: Let The Sunshine In

NYFF 2017: Let The Sunshine In

Bestowed soul and spirit by Juliette Binoche’s minimalist performance, Isabelle encounters a series of invariably disappointing romantic ventures.
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The Big Sleep and Howard Hawks's Cinema of Moments

The Big Sleep and Howard Hawks’s Cinema of Moments

Hawks, one of cinema’s most inconspicuous poets, talks about “making scenes” as if it were playing baseball or going fishing. To say he had a gift for making scenes would be an understatement.
Person to Person

Person to Person

By tracking the disparate storylines of New Yorkers across three generations, Defa allows several distinct time periods to exist simultaneously, at once concurrent and continuous.
Interview: Alex Ross Perry

Interview: Alex Ross Perry

Contributor Addie Glickstein sits down with Alex Ross Perry to discuss his beginnings, movie-watching, and New York City.
Double Exposure Contributor's Top Ten of 2016

Double Exposure Contributor’s Top Ten of 2016

As is traditional, the staff of Double Exposure collected and ranked the Top Ten lists of our contributors' favorite films released in the US from the past year. As is also traditional, we got our acts together just in time to release it before Spring Break.
The Salesman

The Salesman

Asghar Farhadi again writes, directs, and produces his latest film, one that offers a powerful reflection on how doing the right thing doesn't always line up with what is expected of you.
Elle

Elle

Michelle was a mother, a daughter, a lover before, and she remains one after, even as her assault begins to affect her behavior in unexpected ways.
American Honey

American Honey

As we travel across the country with people who were recently strangers, the soundtrack offers a rhythm of self-discovery in Arnold's vision of an alternate America.
Video Essay: The River

Video Essay: The River

Alex Robertson takes us into Tsai Ming-liang's 1997 film The River in this new video essay.
A Short Film About Killing

A Short Film About Killing

With a detailed, stylistic analysis of a straightforward case study, Kieślowski demands that murder and execution be deemed synonymous.
McCabe & Mrs. Miller

McCabe & Mrs. Miller

Altman isn't just trying to subvert the conventions of the genre, but is rather constantly calling to mind the tensions between the Western genre's expectations and his characters' inabilities to meet them.
LOOKING FOR MUSHROOMS

LOOKING FOR MUSHROOMS

The care put into each frame denies the viewer the usual accoutrements of passive viewing, down to the very physicality of the experience.
Black Sheep: All These Women

Black Sheep: All These Women

Structurally one can readily notice that Bergman was trying to participate in the touch-and-go slapstick style of comedy he had watched as a child--yet this homage all too often registers as an attempt to gratify the director himself, and not its audience.
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