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Tuesday, January 7 2014

The Best Female Film Performances of 2013

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.


Sunday, January 5 2014

The Best Films of 2013

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.


Sunday, December 22 2013

The Best International & Indie Films of 2013

Sometimes, you have to travel a bit off the beaten path to find salvation from the onslaught that is the mainstream moviemaking machine.


Reviews

Thursday, June 6 2013

Is Love Just an Addiction? 'Upstream Color'

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


Thursday, April 18 2013

'Upstream Color': A Metaphorical Exploration of What It Means to Have a Self

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.


Blogs

Friday, November 15 2013

Best Supporting Actor, An Interview with Andrew Sensenig of 'Upstream Color'

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.


Friday, April 19 2013

Breaking the Cycle: 'Upstream Color'

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


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