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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.
Sternberg and Dietrich: Vamping The Dream

Sternberg and Dietrich: Vamping The Dream

Whereas Sternberg’s need to make his settings emphatically real on the surface level obstructs a genuine feeling of reality, Dietrich’s characters are so fictitiously composed that even the slightest breach feels like penetrating into the core of human emotion.
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.
The Wild Angels

The Wild Angels

These men haven’t just met the devil, they have become the devil, and they're here to tell you so until you’ve become absolutely sick of it.
NYFF 2015: Baumbach Charts New Territory In a Well-Worn Genre

NYFF 2015: Baumbach Charts New Territory In a Well-Worn Genre

It’s like gawking at Whistler’s Mother in the Mussée D’Orsay while Whistler himself stands over your shoulder and talks to you about it.
Summer Views: Matthew Rivera

Summer Views: Matthew Rivera

For Rohmer, himself a cinephile of the most avid variety, summer is not a time of planned activity so much as planned inactivity that, in turn, allows for only the most passive of vacations.
Waters Waters Everywhere

Waters Waters Everywhere

There were indeed multiple maniacs.
The Donovan Affair at Film Forum

The Donovan Affair at Film Forum

The experience itself was a history of film condensed into an hour and half; at first people laughed with each newly added telephone ring and footstep, but after the amusement of this novelty wore off, we had progressed all the way from 1894 to 2014.
Fatale Attractions

Fatale Attractions

The Femme Fatale—one of the most recognizable motifs in the pulp universe, and the inspiration for an extensive current repertory series at Film Forum—is as essential a component of American noir as jazz, black and white photography, and urban hopelessness.
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