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Watch: 30 Minute Talk With Director Richard Ayoade About Making 'The Double,' Working Avi Korine & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 16, 2014 4:51 PM
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The Double
In just under a month, Richard Ayoade's "The Double" will take you into a retro-future-punk world where there are two Jesse Eisenberg's and yet no one manages to confuse the two. In fact, one is smooth and confident, while the other is meek and anonymous, and the actor gets great mileage out of both parts in the film that hilarious and wonderfully put together. And now you can find out how it was all done.

Watch: 10-Minute Talk With Director Richard Ayoade About The Making Of 'The Double'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2014 3:45 PM
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The Double
As we've highlighted in our feature 20 Films About Doubles And Doppelgängers, the concept of a protagonist meeting their exact duplicate isn't exactly new. But in the hands of Richard Ayoade it becomes something inventive and madcap, and "The Double" has terrific fun with the premise of a man meeting the sexier, more successful version of himself.

Watch: Mia Wasikowska Has Never Met Anyone Like Jesse Eisenberg In New Clip From 'The Double'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 27, 2014 4:56 PM
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The Double
"It was the idea of somebody so invisible & lowly that their double could appear and no one would notice; that was funny," director Richard Ayoade said during a recent Q&A about this forthcoming "The Double." And indeed, the film's pleasures come from indulging in the absurdness of the scenario of a doppelganger emerging, consuming the life of his opposite, and no one being any the wiser except for the double.

Watch: New Clips From 'Under The Skin' & 'The Double' Highlight Must-See Spring Movies

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2014 9:35 AM
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Under The Skin
With "Divergent" in theaters and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" on the way, blockbuster season is upon us. But fear not, adventurous cinephile, if you do a little digging, there is still some gems to be discovered at a theatre nearby, and today brings clips from two them.

Watch: Jesse Eisenberg Orders Breakfast In First Clip From 'The Double'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2014 9:17 AM
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The Double, Eisenberg
Opening this weekend, Denis Villeneuve's "Enemy" using the conduit of the doppelganger (a popular cinematic theme, see our recent feature) to explore themes of identity and sexuality in a brilliantly surreal headfuck of a movie. And while Richard Ayoade's "The Double" also plays with two man as duplicates of each other, his aims are much more whimsical, but no less satisfying.

20 Films About Doubles And Doppelgangers

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  • March 13, 2014 3:10 PM
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Double and Doppelgangers feature
In a culture of cellphone-snapped selfies it’s hard to imagine a time when people might have been afraid of their own image. But Facebook walls and Instagram feeds to the contrary, for the vastly longer portion of human history, to see a perfect replica of yourself was an uncanny event, impossible even, exemplified by the belief shared by some native tribes in the early days of photography, that it could take away your soul. Or perhaps they were just being super cautious about ownership of their brand image.

Watch: New Trailer For Richard Ayoade's 'The Double' Finds Jesse Eisenberg Fighting Himself

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 28, 2014 3:10 PM
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The Double, Eisenberg
While on the surface, "Enemy" and "The Double" might seem like similar films, with both featuring stories about doppelgängers, but really they couldn't be more different. Where Jake Gyllenhaal's film is an existential, psychosexual thriller, Jesse Eisenberg's movie is a steampunk, fantastical delight. And better yet, both are worth tracking down.

Watch: Jesse Eisenberg Vs. Jesse Eisenberg In New Trailer For 'The Double'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 18, 2014 8:32 AM
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The Double
After a series of playful teasers that focused on atmosphere or tone, or told stories about snakes, a new traditional trailer has arrived for Richard Ayoade's "The Double." Well, about as traditional as a movie like this can get, which is another way of saying, this is truly something special.

Watch: Hear The Story Of Two Snakes In New Trailer For 'The Double' Starring Jesse Eisenberg & Mia Wasikowska

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 10, 2014 10:32 AM
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The Double
What would happen if you met your exact doppleganger, except he was more successful, sexier, cleverer and more confident than you were? That's the dilemma facing Jesse Eisenberg's Simon James in Richard Ayoade's entertaining "The Double." And another inventive trailer is here for the film.

The 21 Best Films Of 2014 We've Already Seen

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  • January 7, 2014 3:45 PM
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20 Best 2014 Films We've Already Seen
The more OCD among us here at Playlist Towers find it a source of constant aggravation that release dates vary so much from territory to territory, and festivals often get premieres a full 18-or-so months before a film gains a proper U.S. release, that doing a cut-and-dried list of any given year’s movies becomes less science than art. And while it’s an art that has already yielded our first magnum opus of the year, the 100 Most Anticipated Movies Of 2014, (and we should probably be awarded the rest of January off as a result) there’s still a category of film we’ve left unmined: those movies that we saw and reviewed in 2013 at festivals or sneak screenings or parts foreign that won’t be in theaters until 2014.

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