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Shane Carruth on Upstream Color: “I don’t even know what it is.”

Shane Carruth is the man responsible for the brain-busting time travel flick Primer. He returns to screens this week with the similarly mind-bending Upstream Color. It tells the story of Kris (Amy Seimetz) and Jeff (Carruth); two strangers who are inexplicably abducted and released back into the world with elements of their identities removed … […]

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Sydney Film Festival – Upstream Color review

By Simon Miraudo June 16, 2013 Shane Carruth‘s Upstream Color might even be better than his previous effort, Primer. In the world of micro-budgeted science fiction flicks, that is akin to a miracle. The magic of Primer, however, is that it seems to improve on each subsequent viewing; its intricately engineered time-travel plot making more […]

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Teaser Debut: Upstream Colour

After eight years of waiting, we finally get our first look at Primer director Shane Carruth’s second feature film, and it’s as weird and obtuse as we expected. “I have to apologise. I was born with a disfigurement where my head is made with the same material as the sun.” After making one of the […]

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Time in its prime – Looper review

Looper – Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, and Emily Blunt. Directed by Rian Johnson. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. There’s a difference between science-fiction that inspires the question ‘What if?’ and science fiction that leaves us monosyllabically muttering ‘Huh?’ A film’s ability to confound is not immediate certification of its brilliance. It’s a revelation, then, […]

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Teaser Debut: Looper

The teaser trailer for Rian Johnson‘s time travel flick Looper has arrived online, with plenty of mind-bending logic to twist your mind into all kinds of knots. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis play the same character in Looper; an assassin that is tasked with killing his older self. Let the teaser describe it further: You […]

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Primer director working on Rian Johnson’s Looper

We’ve not got too much information to work with here, but a picture from the set of Rian Johnson’s upcoming time-travel thriller Looper reveals the mysterious involvement of Shane Carruth (Primer). The picture was posted on Looper’s official Tumblr, with the enigmatic – but in a way, rather straightforward – caption: “Shane Carruth is working […]

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Shane Carruth’s latest film to make your brain explode

Engineer-turned-director Shane Carruth has long been working on the follow up project to his mind-melting time travel flick Primer. Thanks to The Playlist, we now know what his next film is about! Kinda! The Playlist got a hold of Carruth’s screenplay A Topiary, which sounds as infuriating and complex as his feature film debut. Consider […]

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