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Yin and Yang: 8 Unorthodox 1990s Double Features

Yin and Yang: 8 Unorthodox 1990s Double Features

A merely adequate double bill keeps you awake and engaged, whereas the best double bills create opposing and complementary forces that allow for a dialogue between films. In his New York Times feature, “In Praise of the Double Feature,” J. Hoberman states “the double feature created the art of programming.” Home moviewatchers fancy themselves festival programmers every time they plan a multi-movie lineup or invite friends over for a movie marathon. Picking any two random movies from your shelf requires no nuance or consideration. That’s not programming. Good doubles (or triples!) hold our interest throughout and leave us wanting more – no matter how much movie we endure. But what’s the difference between adequacy and excellence? Let’s dive deeper.

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