Empty nesters Mary (Debra Winger) and Michael (Tracy Letts) have been married for twenty-plus years but they have probably only been happy for about five of them. Now they awkwardly stumble around each other, trying not to speak and trying harder not to upset each other. The look in their eyes says it all. They have been doing this dance for some time now, maybe a decade, maybe more. They’ve got to that part in their relationship where every question is a clarifying one because they didn’t bother listening the first time around. And they’re not listening now either. It’s … Continue reading THE LOVERS
Upstream Color is a simple story of human connection that is complicated by deliberate nonsense. It is a movie that has a very impressive and unique voice, but wants to hold the viewer at arm’s length, keeping them from connecting with it. An independent in the truest sense, Shane Carruth writes, directs, produces, acts, shoots, edits, scores, fashioned the sound design, even worked as the casting director and production designer. Someone should have told him the cinema was supposed to be collaborative.