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.
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 results of Double Exposure's 2014 Year End Contributor's Poll! Plus contributors on the films for which they were the lone booster.
To conclude our coverage of 2013, we publish here, for your perusal, all of the individual Top Ten lists our contributors submitted and that we factored into our year-end poll.
We conclude our list of the Top Ten films of 2013, as chosen by the Double Exposure staff and contributors!
Join us as we begin our countdown of Double Exposure's Top Ten films of 2013!
Like every year in this strange stretch of film history, with its Venn-Diagram-overlap between small-screen and big-screen moviegoing, digital and celluloid projection, home video and streaming, and grassroots and studio funding, 2013 was confusing, noisy, rattled, and disjointed.
There are the controlled films—this year so controlled that they seem to vanish behind their own impenetrable outer surfaces, like candy at the hard-crack stage, almost no water left in the syrup—if you hit them they might shatter.
To kick off our newest column, in which contributors are invited to share some of their favorite pieces of film criticism, Joseph Pomp sings the praises of Kent Jones, Andrew Sarris, Jonathan Rosenbaum, and A.O. Scott.