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.
Inherent Vice is not one of Pynchon’s greatest novels, and this goes a long way towards explaining why Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film is just about the best Pynchon movie imaginable.
"While Simon’s meek longing for Hannah expertly triangulates the funny/creepy/cute sweet spot that a certain kind of film always seems to be striving for these days, this formulaic pining can’t match the free-floating sexual anxiety of Kafka’s The Trial for incisive sting."
With his tests and patterns, his stimulants and digressions, Resnais attempts to describe the shape of the human soul, that irreducible bundle of sorrows, ecstasies, and longings that no amount of labwork can corrode.
Computer Chess is nothing less than an origin myth: a glance at the moment when the difference between people and computers first became indiscernible. Its miniscule budget and limited setting might make it look small, but its intellectual reach is encyclopedic.
Will Noah reviews two of the more uneven entries in this year's New York Film Festival.
Will Noah reviews Claire Denis' pitch-dark noir, playing at this year's New York Film Festival.
At this year's New York Film Festival, Will Noah travels over the foothills of Nepal and through the bars and cafes of Seoul, before winding up in a classroom at one of America's most storied universities.
Will Noah reviews Jem Cohen's luminous Vienna-set reflection on the boundaries between art and life.
Will Noah reviews Darezhan Omirbayev's new adaptation of Crime and Punishment, opening at Anthology Film Archives this Friday.