Upstream Color

The Best Female Film Performances of 2013 | 7 Jan 2014 // 8:16 PM

It was a particularly strong year for women in film. These sensational performances remind us that, when all is said and done, it's character and how an actor or actress creates them that matters as much to a movie as a script, a director, or an idea.

The Best Films of 2013 | 5 Jan 2014 // 8:13 PM

After a shaky start, 2013 ended up a stellar cinematic year, covering subjects as varied as young love, '70s (and '80s and '90s) con men, our country's horrific history of slavery, and perhaps most importantly, giant robots battling equally elephantine alien monster.


Is Love Just an Addiction? 'Upstream Color' | 6 Jun 2013 // 8:10 PM

In a time when films ask so little of their audience, Shane Carruth's masterpiece is a breath of fresh air.

'Upstream Color': A Metaphorical Exploration of What It Means to Have a Self | 17 Apr 2013 // 11:55 PM

Upstream Color emulates the experience of trauma, as the personal turns abject and absolute, shaping all the rest of the victim's world and time going forward.


Best Supporting Actor, An Interview with Andrew Sensenig of 'Upstream Color' | 15 Nov 2013 // 2:09 AM

In a film so full of meaning, fascinating ideas and a unique use of image and sound, Sensenig’s performance becomes perhaps the film’s most haunting element.

Breaking the Cycle: 'Upstream Color' | 19 Apr 2013 // 1:00 AM

For all its impenetrable possibilities, the most obvious thing one can say about Upstream Color is that it is great.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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