An exquisite amalgam of Brazil, The Hudsucker Proxy and Being John Malcovich, Richard Ayoade has drunk deep from the well of The Mighty Boosh, and emerged as one of the most exciting directors to watch today. For a first film, Submarine was a saccharine slow burn. The complexity, ennui, freudenschade and the dazzling technical mastery of Ayoade’s second picture made The Double the great art film of 2014. Unfortunately for Ayoade, that’s not saying much because 2014 appears to have initiated an intellectual and creative dust bowl at the cinema.
All Movies: 8/10