Review: The Double

Influence hangs heavy in the air in Richard Aoyade's darkly comic┬ásecond feature┬áThe Double. An adaptation of Dostoyevsky's novella, it tells the tale of one man, Simon James (Jesse Eisenberg), who feels invisible within a hermetically sealed world. He is but a gear in a great, ungainly machine, a cipher within a bureaucracy that is fast …

Review: Submarine

***originally written 5 April 2011*** Directed by Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd, The Mighty Boosh) and based on a book by Joe Dunthorne, Submarine takes a look at life in small-town Wales for the awkward, somewhat bookish Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts). The movie feels strangely antiquated, lost in a non-specific era in which people watch …