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.
Reviews
The Salesman

The Salesman

Asghar Farhadi again writes, directs, and produces his latest film, one that offers a powerful reflection on how doing the right thing doesn't always line up with what is expected of you.
Elle

Elle

Michelle was a mother, a daughter, a lover before, and she remains one after, even as her assault begins to affect her behavior in unexpected ways.
American Honey

American Honey

As we travel across the country with people who were recently strangers, the soundtrack offers a rhythm of self-discovery in Arnold's vision of an alternate America.
A Short Film About Killing

A Short Film About Killing

With a detailed, stylistic analysis of a straightforward case study, Kieślowski demands that murder and execution be deemed synonymous.
McCabe & Mrs. Miller

McCabe & Mrs. Miller

Altman isn't just trying to subvert the conventions of the genre, but is rather constantly calling to mind the tensions between the Western genre's expectations and his characters' inabilities to meet them.
LOOKING FOR MUSHROOMS

LOOKING FOR MUSHROOMS

The care put into each frame denies the viewer the usual accoutrements of passive viewing, down to the very physicality of the experience.
The Holy Night

The Holy Night

Notari alludes to an idealized Italy, one without women in metaphorical chains, where torment isn’t romanticized, and where members of the lower class are seen as more than just creatures.
Cameraperson

Cameraperson

Cameraperson shows to its audience not just a woman, her life, and her body of work, but the power of the camera itself as a means of capturing the breadth of emotion humanity has to offer.
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.
Claire's Knee

Claire’s Knee

A film like Claire’s Knee is not merely a circus of irony, a spectacle of negative energy: clearly one must take some sort of base enjoyment in the lengthy, digressive musings of Rohmer’s characters that is not reducible to scoffing at their myopia.
Fort Buchanan

Fort Buchanan

Crotty is far less interested in exploring military service than the sexual limbo and interpersonal complications it necessitates.
I Knew Her Well

I Knew Her Well

The deep tragedy of the film is Adriana's inability to anchor herself to anything concrete or stable that would secure her investment in being a part of this world.
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