Like much of his work to date, Scott Esposito’s new book The Doubles evades easy categorization, yet also overwhelms the reader with a sense of its author’s personality and aesthetics. It encompasses several years in Esposito’s life, weaving in his impressions on one film that he saw in that year. The resulting book blends artistic disciplines, gives a fantastic sense of its author’s approach to film, and does a number of bold things with narratives along the way. I asked […]
Public Options: “Certified Copy” at BAM
Posted by Nick Curley Certified Copy directed by Abbas Kiarostami France, 106 mins. The Italian translation of the new book by psych-laden art critic James Miller (baritone opera star William Shimell, showing staggering poise in his first film role), Copie Conforme (trans: Certified Copy), is built like a slab of lead. His text is all Helvetica, gray aesthete for gray matter: sleek and sophisticated, it wouldn’t be out of place in Vol. 1’s recurring “Book Porn” feature.