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    Your Week in Streaming: The Outlaw Poetry of Amy Seimetz and Olivier Assayas

    This week, two of the year's best films, Olivier Assayas' political drama "Something in the Air" and Amy Seimetz's "Sun Don't Shine," are essential viewing on VOD.

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    ‘The Killing’ To Remain An Unsolved Mystery as AMC Passes on Season Four, Cancels Show...Again

    As one of AMC’s most successful and critically acclaimed shows nears its finish just a few short episodes away, it seems another of the network’s line-up has halted mid-race. Dogged by mixed reception, cancellation, and then revival by AMC and Netflix, season three of “The Killing” promised a qualit...

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    Venice Review: Ti West's 'The Sacrament,' Starring AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg & Amy Seimetz

    Thirty-three years on from "Cannibal Holocaust" and fourteen from "The Blair Witch Project," found-footage horror is still going strong. It's no surprise really: they're cheap to make, consistently popular and almost always hugely profitable. But even with the "Paranormal Activity" and "V/H/S" franc...

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    Amy Seimetz Discusses Her Busy Year and Why She Hates Being Labeled a 'Breakout'

    Amy Seimetz is having a moment. The writer-actress-filmmaker has for the better part of a decade been making a name for herself on the indie film circuit by working with everyone from Lena Dunham on "Tiny Furniture" to Joss Swanberg" in "Alexander the Last" to anchoring Megan Griffith's acclaimed Su...

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    'Upstream Color' Star Amy Seimetz Talks Multitasking and Directing 'Sun Don't Shine' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    Back in 2010, indie producer-writer-actress Amy Seimetz was living in Tampa, Florida and dealing with losses in her family, "a lot of anxiety," she says, when she realized that "I need to get out of acting in these movies... I need to direct my own thing." Her first feature "Sun Don't Shine" is a we...

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    Review: 'Sun Don't Shine' Is A Watercolor Wisp Hybrid Of An Indie Relationship Pic & Murder Mystery Movie

    Early on in Amy Seimetz’s “Sun Don’t Shine,” it becomes very clear that this isn’t just your average young-white-couple-with-relationship-problems-on-a-road-trip indie flick. Oh, Crystal and Leo have problems alright. And a bad relationship. And a road trip to go on. But the one very big problem tha...

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    Interview: Shane Carruth Reveals The Mysteries Of 'Upstream Color'

    In the hopes that some of you got to see "Upstream Color" over the weekend at one of its few, packed screenings, we're bringing you the concluding part of our interview with director Shane Carruth from the Berlin Film Festival, in which we spoke in a more minute way about the ins and outs of the fil...

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    The 'Upstream Color' Cheat Sheet: 10 Things That Might Help You Understand Shane Carruth's Beguiling Sci Fi Epic (SPOILERS)

    You may not want to know anything about Shane Carruth's "Upstream Color," which opens in several theaters this week, because much of its appeal is derived from being thoroughly consumed by its mysteries. Unlike his cult hit "Primer," Carruth's intentionally cryptic tone poem of a movie constantly ev...

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    Review: Shane Carruth's Beguilingly Enigmatic 'Upstream Color' May Cause Disorienting Side Effects, Results Will Vary

    Nine years ago, autodidact filmmaker Shane Carruth burst onto the indie scene with the abstruse and complex sci-fi thriller "Primer," which made him a Sundance darling in 2004 when it won the Grand Jury Prize and went on to become a cult hit. The polymath writer, director, actor, musician, editor, p...

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    Shane Carruth Explains Why 'Upstream Color' Isn't So Difficult to Understand and Talks About His Next Project

    Filmmaker Shane Carruth's microbudget breakthrough "Primer" was a dense, realistic time travel drama of the sort nobody had seen before. Judging by his long-awaited second feature, "Upstream Color," Carruth is big on crafting new experiences. With far more puzzle pieces than "Primer," the new movie ...

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