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Richard Ayoade Großbritannien, 2013

Duncan Gray's rating of the film The Double

Some directors are easier to admire than to like, and Richard Ayoade is kind of the opposite. I dig his comic timing and his cinephilia (Welles, Gilliam, and Scorsese are the touchstones here), and his direction is getting more expressive and elaborate (sophisticated?). But there's an inescapable thinness as well...time will tell if he has a great movie in him, or just likable pastiches. I'm rooting for the former.