Monday, May 12, 2014

The Double

The lowdown on this film from  Richard Ayoade (co-written with Avi Korine):  it's based on Doystoevky's novella, with more than a nod to Hitchcock's Rear Window and anything David Lynch, resembles Gattaca filtered through Kafka and Wes Anderson (really, the best thing about it is its production design by David Crank and art direction by Denis Schnegg), and stars Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska:

The film also features Wallace Shawn, and there are cameos by Cathy Moriarty and Chris O'Dowd, with none other than the venerable James Fox playing "The Colonel."  

I'm a sucker for doppelgänger movies.  The Double is currently on VOD and in some theaters.  Although I'd recommend watching Vertigo, The Double Life of Veronique, Adaptation, Lost Highway, Dead Ringers, or Moon instead.

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