Avatar + Greener Grass

Avatar + Greener Grass

Another world, where things never made sense to begin with. A bizarre world. A more relatable world. Michael is a dog, now, and Double Feature leaves Earth to cover Avatar and Greener Grass. Bending elements. Tweet Michael if you’re not listening from Earth. Doing weird without having to suspend disbelief. James Cameron’s Avatar is one of few films younger Eric [redacted]. The plot of Avatar is not unique. 3D is gone. Mall goth scoffing. Personal mythmaking. The silliness of promoting the technology used to create art. Secret Papyrus correction. Was Greener Grass written by an A.I.? Michael watched Greener Grass in a roomful of people who didn’t know what they were in for. Assuming a film was executed as intended. Finding the things a film did well. Anti-art and anti-film. Filmmaking influences. Fans who will seek out films with no advertising or budget. My kid is a dog as a resolution. Suburban film. Mundanity. A lack of goals or purpose. Conflict avoidance. Let’s not make things weird. The questions that arise by not making things get weird.

Barking Dogs Never Bite + Mother

Barking Dogs Never Bite + Mother

A much deserved look at the work of Bong Joon-ho. An update on virtual cinema!

The Shock of the Future + TFW NO GF

The Shock of the Future + TFW NO GF

Amazon’s SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection. An isolation Double Feature provides a look into one of the early attempts to recreate some of the film festival experience as most of the world remains on COVID-19 lock down.

The House by the Cemetery + Three Colors Red

The House by the Cemetery + Three Colors Red

A final trip to to the loose-trilogies of Lucio Fulci and Krzysztof Kieślowski.

Zombi Child + Extra Ordinary

Zombi Child + Extra Ordinary

Exploring Virtual Cinema with a stay inside and do a virtual séance double feature. What is virtual cinema? How virtual cinema differs from VOD in both spirit and practice. The unspoken blow to independent film in the time of COVID-19. Film Movement releases Zombi Child through arthouse theaters. Other Bertrand Bonello picks. A fresh take on zombies through a very personal and emotional examination of Haitian zombie lore. Zombi Child in the context of French cinema. France’s relationship with horror. Drafthouse brings the Alamo Stay-at-Home experience to Extra Ordinary. What is it like to attend the Alamo Drafthouse? Pre-show and Q&As. The visual and stylistic comedy of Extra Ordinary.

Contagion + Demolition Man

Contagion + Demolition Man

Shelf life. How movies fall in and out of touch with society. Relatability is a circle. Eric’s new film Antrum is the deadliest film ever made and also the number one trending movie on Amazon Prime!

Vanya on 42nd Street + The Village

Vanya on 42nd Street + The Village

David Mamet and Roger Deakins reconvene as Double Feature looks at the guiding hand. A complete deconstruction of what it even means to “write” a film. Also: the secret holy trinity of horror cinematography.

Raging Bull + American History X

Raging Bull + American History X

Tragic masculinity examined as Double Feature covers movies people have actually heard of!

The Hunt + Emma

The Hunt + Emma

EMERGENCY EPISODE. Film in the time of Coronavirus. Universal sends their theatrical releases straight to VOID as the country joins a world-wide shut down for COVID 19. Modern and period pieces on class are left in the past by a world wide pandemic.

Uncut Gems + Lowlife

Uncut Gems + Lowlife

Low-fi crime day. Two films with an odd relationship to comedy. Contrasting personal relationships in the lives of similar characters. Why Double Feature is shelving the pandemic for a special emergency episode.