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Monthly archive January, 2014
Yearbook Top Ten Countdown Part 1

Yearbook Top Ten Countdown Part 1

Join us as we begin our countdown of Double Exposure's Top Ten films of 2013!
Yearbook: Max Nelson

Yearbook: Max Nelson

Like every year in this strange stretch of film history, with its Venn-Diagram-overlap between small-screen and big-screen moviegoing, digital and celluloid projection, home video and streaming, and grassroots and studio funding, 2013 was confusing, noisy, rattled, and disjointed.
Yearbook 2013: Will Noah

Yearbook 2013: Will Noah

Computer Chess is nothing less than an origin myth: a glance at the moment when the difference between people and computers first became indiscernible. Its miniscule budget and limited setting might make it look small, but its intellectual reach is encyclopedic.
Yearbook 2013: Theo Zenou

Yearbook 2013: Theo Zenou

The ‘Rotten Tomatoes’ or ‘Metacritic’ effect means, beyond their initial critical reception, films are often denied the opportunity to reach their intended audiences. This year I cannot think of a film more critically maligned and shamelessly overlooked than M. Night Shyamalan’s After Earth.
Yearbook 2013: Alexander Tsebelis

Yearbook 2013: Alexander Tsebelis

There are the controlled films—this year so controlled that they seem to vanish behind their own impenetrable outer surfaces, like candy at the hard-crack stage, almost no water left in the syrup—if you hit them they might shatter.
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