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    This Week's New Releases

    If you're like me, you're head over heels for this week's home video releases. My favorite film of the year so far, "Upstream Color," and one of my favorites of last year, "Starlet," both arrive on Blu-ray. If you're less like me, you still have a solid horror film and an action film, both with big ...

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    'Upstream Color' Director Shane Carruth Reveals His Idea For A Superman Movie

    There are few films this spring -- or likely even this year -- that spur as many discussions as Shane Carruth's "Upstream Color." The director's long-awaited sophomore film is a tale of romance, identity, pigs, orchids and more told in a beautifully orchestrated whirlwind of sound, fractured narrati...

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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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    Arthouse Audit: 'Home Run,' 'Filly Brown' Show Surprise Indie Strength

    The top arthouse performers this week were unexpected outsiders that did not follow the usual release patterns for high-end critically-driven openings, which is increasingly the norm among independent and specialized releases. In fact "Home Run" from Samuel Goldwyn (distributed by partner IDP Films)...

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    Steven Soderbergh & Shane Carruth Talk ‘Upstream Color,’ Its Lack Of Cats & Suspicious Marketing In China

    Now "retired" filmmaker Steven Soderbergh has Oscars, a Palme d'Or and other accolades to his name. At a whirlwind pace, he directed 26 feature-length films in 24 years (not counting shorts and TV projects) mostly free of any signature filmmaking brand, omnivorously moving from style and genre to st...

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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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    Arthouse Audit: Self-Distributed 'Upstream Color' Shines in NY; 'Trance' & 'Company You Keep' Solid, Not Great

    Three new openings showed potential this weekend. In its exclusive New York date, Shane Carruth's self-distributed "Upstream Color" broke new ground as an alternative to the others' more conventional releases. The other two more expensive films directed by past Oscar director winners, Danny Boyle...

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    What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Evil Dead' Probably Won't Be 'The Company You Keep;' Fall Into A 'Trance' With 'Upstream Color'

    Looking for an adrenaline fix this weekend? Perhaps you're thinking about extreme sporting, a long run, or riding roller coasters. All good choices, and we'd like to suggest another. Head over to your local multiplex, where an assortment of shocking, dynamic, unearthly films are sure to get your pul...

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    10 Must-See Films To Watch This April

    As the weather starts to warm and the flowers bloom, so too does the movie slate become increasingly more promising, with a whole host of springtime movies that will surely thaw the snowy remnants of winter. After a surprisingly robust March that saw the likes of “The Place Beyond the Pines” and “Sp...

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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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