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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.
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.
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.
NYFF 2016: My Journey Through French Cinema

NYFF 2016: My Journey Through French Cinema

In trying to pierce much too quickly and much too forcefully into the truth and beauty at the heart of cinema, Tavernier unfortunately overlooks the potential wider impact of his own encounters with movies.
2015 Year End Poll

2015 Year End Poll

This year's Double Exposure poll was the most diverse we ever had. Save three, each contributor had a different vote for the best film of 2015. Below are the tabulated results as well as some thoughts from our contributors on their top film.
NYFF 2015: 4 Takes on Nathaniel Dorsky / Jerome Hiler

NYFF 2015: 4 Takes on Nathaniel Dorsky / Jerome Hiler

Dorsky and Hiler know the value of absence, of dark space—the film artist’s equivalent of the painter’s blank canvas, or the writer’s blank page.
Double Exposure 2014 Year End Contributor's Poll

Double Exposure 2014 Year End Contributor’s Poll

The results of Double Exposure's 2014 Year End Contributor's Poll! Plus contributors on the films for which they were the lone booster.
Double Exposure Issue Seven Now Online!

Double Exposure Issue Seven Now Online!

We’re proud to announce the launch of our Spring 2014 issue: one of the biggest and best things we’ve done. The issue kicks off with our first-ever personal essay: Michael Blair’s account of a summer trip to Galway made under the sign of Rossellini’s Voyage to Italy. Olivia Domba and Thuto Durkac Somo are responsible for...
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