Double Features

  • Ripley’s Games

    1 season

    The American author Patricia Highsmith’s dark, violent writing provides the source material for these two edgy European thrillers.

  • Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes

    1 season

    These ultracool, stylish studies of gambling addiction and life on the fringes are a pair of aces.

  • Kon Ichikawa’s Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasies

    1 season

    Kon Ichikawa delivers a black comedy about sexual dysfunction and a gender-bending revenge thriller.

  • The Sad Lads of Davies and Dickens

    1 season

    Watch David Lean’s classic adaptation after Terence Davies’s moving THE LONG DAY CLOSES—which references Charles Dickens’s novel.

  • Simenon in Two Cities

    1 season

    Inspectors Maigret and Murakami are on the case in Paris and Tokyo in these detective stories inspired by Georges Simenon’s crime fiction.

  • Blood and Brains on a Budget

    1 season

    Bloodthirsty, brain-sucking terror comes from within in these chilling tales, produced by horror-impresario brothers Alex and Robert Gordon and originally released as a double bill in 1958.

  • Travels with Lars von Trier

    1 season

    Two early films from the always provocative Lars von Trier. One immerses us in a post-apocalyptic future, the other, a strangely futuristic past.

  • Gilded Cages
    1 season

    Gilded Cages

    1 season

    Two irresistible women test the bars of their gilded cages in belle époque Paris.

  • Faithless in France

    1 season

    Two masters of French cinema explore deception and infidelity in this Hitchcockian double bill.

  • Colonialism on Trial

    1 season

    Director Bruce Beresford cross-examines colonial (in)justice in the Boer War and 1920s Nigeria.

  • Cheap Tricks
    1 season

    Cheap Tricks

    1 season

    Two classic B movies—one featuring a physical manifestation of the Red Menace, and the other an early glimpse at the special-effects wizardry of Dennis Muren, who would go on to win Oscars for his work on films like STAR WARS and JURASSIC PARK.

  • From Maupassant

    1 season

    Jean Renoir’s tender idyll and Max Ophuls’ dazzling triptych were adapted from short stories by Guy de Maupassant, a writer “second only to Shakespeare in his inspiration of great movies” according to critic Richard Brody.

  • Making Waves
    1 season

    Making Waves

    1 season

    Two troubled sea voyages brought to life with stunning, ahead-of-its-time cinematography.