Tag: Sliding Doors

Russian Doll, Season 1

Russian Doll, Season 1

(Netflix, 2019)

Russian Doll 1

Groundhog Day meets Sliding Doors, only darker. Russian Doll is jarringly self-indulgent in the early episodes but comes into its own once the glorification of New York eases off (allowing for a proper exploration of concept). Natasha Lyonne rocks the lead role.



42 Word Retrospective: Run Lola Run dir. Tom Tykwer

Run Lola Run

dir. Tom Tykwer (1998)

Tykwer_Run Lola Run

Contemporaneous cousin to the parallel-universe-exploring UK/US film Sliding Doors, this high-energy action thriller out of Germany (subtitled) was particularly effective on the big screen, its pulsating soundtrack running variations alongside flame-haired protagonist Lola as her decisions give rise to drastically different outcomes.