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Yearly archive 2017
NYFF 2017: Two Films from Hong Sang-soo

NYFF 2017: Two Films from Hong Sang-soo

His two works feel like culminations in other ways too, messing with Hong’s usual structures while asserting themselves as two of the most deeply personal and mysterious entries in his filmography
NYFF 2017: Wonder Wheel

NYFF 2017: Wonder Wheel

Through her character, and her sneakily masterful performance, we can navigate the film as an intensely confessional work by its director.
NYFF 2017: Lover for a Day

NYFF 2017: Lover for a Day

It’s an incredibly poignant, if rather confused, meditation on the multiple valences of love and fidelity from an intergenerational perspective.
NYFF 2017: Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

NYFF 2017: Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

What is striking about Didion as she’s shown throughout the film is not her glamour, but her steely resolve.
A Gentle Creature

A Gentle Creature

Despite the significant changes made to the original story’s plot, the film preserves the written text’s cold and detached tone towards the investigation of a tragedy, maintaining a suspenseful tension throughout.
NYFF 2017: Lady Bird

NYFF 2017: Lady Bird

Lady Bird is about this kind of adolescent wandering: the way people, especially young people under lots of social pressure, look for containers in which to construct identities.
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.
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.
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