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.
Much as De Palma is at his most original and his most political when he “does” Hitchcock, Baumbach is at his proudest, his most creative, and his most ambitious when he points the camera at his subject and listens.
Apichatpong can find life in anything, even the ceiling fans that hang above the sleeping soldiers, the hi-res camera “freezing” their rotating blades.
None of the creative types in Philippe Garrel's Jealousy comes close to making a masterpiece. What they’re missing is a genuine community, a wave of support and collaboration that they can ride to creative success.
If there is a lesson to be learned from Nymphomaniac, it’s that it does not pay to piss off Lars von Trier.
Hitchcock’s title sequences are miniatures of his movies, confirming all of his artistic quirks and credos. They acknowledge their artificiality and still manage to be hugely entertaining in their own right.
Jackson Arn reviews the early Jean-Luc Godard film, now playing at Film Forum.
Jackson Arn reviews Abbas Kiarostami's 1999 masterpiece, screening as part of the Film Society of Lincoln Center's retrospective of the Iranian director's works.