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The Double (Richard Ayoade, UK, 2014)

A really smart and ambitious take on Dostoyevsky’s The Double that doesn’t quite ‘play.’ In the film, the present is imagined as a dark 19th-century world with 1930s appliances where everyone is lonely, the self is divided, alienation is the norm and suicide is the only way out. 123 more words

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Tracks (2014)

In 1977 Robyn Davidson (Mia Wasikowska) left Alice Springs on a 1,700-mile journey to the Indian Ocean. Armed with a rifle and accompanied by a small animal convoy (consisting of camels Dookie, Bub, Zeleika and Baby Goliath, as well as dog Diggity), she set off into one of the most hostile and formidable environments on Earth. 1,001 more words

Film Reviews

The Double, 2014

The Double is the mind-bending sophomore effort from Richard Ayoade, an adaptation of the short story written by another bender of minds Fyodor Dostoevsky. Jesse Eisenberg is both Simon James and his eponymous double, James Simon – a perfunctory parallel of characters entirely opposite to one another. 535 more words


Excerpt from Stoker

Introduction narration

My ears hear what others cannot hear.

Small, far away things people

Cannot normally see are visible to me.

These senses are the fruits… 167 more words

Simple Things

Review: The Double - 4/5

Director: Richard Ayoade
Certificate: 15
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Chris O’Dowd
Running Time: 93 min
Plot: A doppelgänger (Jesse Eisenberg) steals a man’s (Eisenberg, again!) life by winning over everyone in his shockingly limited social circle. 463 more words


Review: Jim Jarmusch finds true romance in ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE

Beneath Jim Jarmusch’s cool, hipster veneer beats the heart of a romantic and he proves it with Only Lovers Left Alive, a paean to the constancy of love wrapped in the tale of a vampire couple, soul mates for centuries. 454 more words