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Jesse Eisenberg

Night Moves (2013)

Director/writer Kelly Reichardt seems to be carving out a niche as an expert in measured character studies that blur the boundaries of genre film making. While her latest effort may seem to be running at a sprint compared to previous work,…

The Double (2013)

The second feature directed by Richard Ayoade, The Double is quite a different beast from his debut, Submarine. Based on a novella by Fyodor Dostoevsky (and I'm not going to pretend that I've read it), this is a dark thriller set in a grim…

The Double (2013)

Double may only be Richard Ayoade’s second directorial credit, but it is likely his most artistic offering yet. This brief whirlwind of affairs, adapted from the Dostoyevsky novella of the same name, follows the increasing misfortune that…

Interview with Richard Ayoade

This week marks the release of Richard Ayoade’s second directorial outing with The Double, and firm proof that the actor has become a force to reckon with in the world of British filmmaking. The product of his efforts, an adaptation of the…

The Double (2014)

The Double is horror for the meek, comedy for the rest of the world. A loose adaptation of the Dostoyevsky novel of the same name, Ayoade's second feature as a director spans genres and spins laughs out of our deepest-held terrors that our…

Now You See Me (2013)

A slick, entertaining, action thriller that focuses on a bunch of protagonists who also happen to be talented magicians, Now You See Me is as full of easy distractions and sleight of hand as the main characters it allows viewers to spend so…

The Double (2013)

Following up his pretty rubbish Submarine, Richard Ayoade has returned with another literary adaptation, this time of Dostoevsky’s novella The Double. With Jesse Eisenberg playing the socially awkward and general doormat Simon James, plus…

Night Moves (2013)

If Meek's Cutoff (2010) was Kelly Reichardt's deconstruction of that most American of genres, the Western, whose archetypal form romanticizes the frontier culture which birthed innovators and outlaws alike, then her latest, the eco-thriller…

Night Moves (2013)

Kelly Reichardt moves into thriller territory in her latest film about three environmentalists who plot to blow up a dam. Jesse Eisenberg plays Josh, who lives and works at a sustainable agriculture co-operative, existing as part of a…

To Rome with Love (2012)

Woody gets busy in Rome, with mixed results Woody Allen's first movie set in Italy was originally titled "Bop Decameron." Bad idea. The four interwoven stories set in Rome hardly bear comparison even with the so-so omnibus film Boccaccio…