Join us as we begin our countdown of Double Exposure's Top Ten films of 2013!
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.
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.
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.