Tag: Richard Ayoade

The Double

Another of the films premiered this year at The Toronto International Film festival was the new film from the up and coming British Director Richard Ayoade.

The Double tells the tale of Simon (Jesse Eisenberg), a young timid man who finds life and the interaction with others very difficult. Overlooked in all aspects of his life and unable to attract the attention of the woman he loves. Just when he thinks he has hit his nadir along comes James to plunge his life into a new hell. James is the physical double of Simon but is the opposite in all other ways. Continue reading “The Double” »


The subject of maturing from boy to man has been covered on countless occasions in Disney style coming of age dramas. The genre is so familiar that we now have an automatic aversion to them. Submarine tries, and succeeds, in taking a fresh approach to the subject.

Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts) is a boy on a mission. He only wants two things. He wants his parents to re-connect  as a couple and he aims to lose his virginity before his next birthday. Oliver is a quiet boy who finds it difficult to fit in with his peers as he sees himself as an outsider, a loner if you wish. He has a lot of time on his hands that he puts to use by studying his parents habits. When the dimmer switch in his parents bedroom is turned down to half power then Oliver knows that they had an amorous encounter the night before. Continue reading “Submarine” »