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Yearly archive 2019
A Cinema for the People: Sátántangó

A Cinema for the People: Sátántangó

The primary reason that Sátántangó is so able to lift its weight across seven-and-a-half hours is because its main vocabulary of long takes naturally generates a blood flow of images that is consistent in tone and utterly hypnotizing.
Retrospective Review: Amour Fou

Retrospective Review: Amour Fou

Basing Amour Fou upon this ridiculous story from early 19th century Germany, Hausner presents the impossibility of romantic love.
NYFF 2019: Synonyms

NYFF 2019: Synonyms

Nadav Lapid’s newest feature offers a deeply intimate and personal look at how identity and language interact and interweave.
NYFF 2019: Uncut Gems

NYFF 2019: Uncut Gems

The Safdie Brothers make films driven by the ego—I mean that in the psychoanalytic sense mostly, though one detects a bit of the word’s more colloquial definition in their new film Uncut Gems. More on that later, perhaps; for now, Freud. The protagonists of Heaven Knows What, Good Time, and now Uncut Gems are perpetually...
Interview: László Nemes

Interview: László Nemes

The Double Exposure team is hard at work putting together this year's print journal, but we were so excited about this extensive interview contributor Milan Loewer conducted with Hungarian filmmaker László Nemes, whose second film Sunset recently opened in New York, that we decided to share it a little early.
Mike Nichols Symposium Part I

Mike Nichols Symposium Part I

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? A mere four years after the play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? premiered on Broadway, Mike Nichols made his directorial debut with a film adaptation of this classic American play. Hewing remarkably close to playwright Edward Albee’s script, which mined the rich quarry of marriage dysfunction, the film unfolds in...
Best Movies of 2018

Best Movies of 2018

As per tradition, Double Exposure took an extra month to catch up on all the best movies that came out last year, but our hotly anticipated list is finally here! In addition to contributing the individual top 10s from which we built our top 15, our staff has also written a little bit about some films, whether...
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