Welcome to the blog of Double Exposure, Columbia University's undergraduate film journal. We publish up-to-date film criticism by Columbia students, including reviews, features, columns, lists, videos, interviews, podcasts, and more.
Features
Motherhood, Friendship, and Selena: An Interview with Nellie Killian

Motherhood, Friendship, and Selena: An Interview with Nellie Killian

Guest programmed by Nellie Killian, “Tell Me” centers on intimate nonfiction films by and about women—and complicates the question of how, exactly, womanhood is understood and defined.
The Best Movies of 2017

The Best Movies of 2017

Welcome to our annual year-end poll of the best films of the year, coming to you only one month late! This year’s poll of contributors and friends of the magazine resulted in a landslide victory for Hong Sang-soo’s November release On the Beach At Night Alone, which had a 9-point lead over our number two pick. In...
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.
Black Sheep: All These Women

Black Sheep: All These Women

Structurally one can readily notice that Bergman was trying to participate in the touch-and-go slapstick style of comedy he had watched as a child--yet this homage all too often registers as an attempt to gratify the director himself, and not its audience.
The Watermelon Woman

The Watermelon Woman

Double Exposure is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Cheryl Dunye's iconic debut, The Watermelon Woman, by posting a newly edited version of Alex Robertson's longform piece on the film from our 8th print issue.
Sound & Vision: Midnight Cowboy

Sound & Vision: Midnight Cowboy

Adulthood, one gathers, is the process of becoming one’s self, of shedding pretend play and impossible dreams in exchange for a fuller sense of self-recognition.
Jane and Charlotte Forever: A Family Legacy of Female Transgression

Jane and Charlotte Forever: A Family Legacy of Female Transgression

In both Gainsbourg and Birkin’s films, female characters dismantle structures that are commonly criticized in feminist film theory, but often they go even further.
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.
Summer Views: Rem Berger

Summer Views: Rem Berger

It is extremely engaging to witness Brian’s descent into madness and his recovery from it side by side. The pacing is excellent—although the film builds towards two separate climaxes, they seemingly progress as one.
NYFF 2015: Spotlight on Documentary

NYFF 2015: Spotlight on Documentary

Our NYFF coverage continues with Alex Robertson's "Christgau capsules" for three documentaries.
Summer Views: Alex Robertson

Summer Views: Alex Robertson

It feels as if the post-capitalist utopia which Straub and Huillet envision will have no place for visual delectation, or depth of feeling, and certainly not humor. Sounds sorta regressive, doesn’t it?
Summer Views: Sophie Kovel

Summer Views: Sophie Kovel

Iris documents its subject’s endless curiosity and curiosities alongside an unyielding passion for her work that only grows with age.
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