Recently, I revisited my favorite albums and films of 2014. Now, here’s a look at some of the films and movies I’m eagerly awaiting this year. ALBUMS Sleater-Kinney – No Cities to Love Sleater-Kinney’s eighth […]
“Upstream Color” is a Masterpiece. Period.
Whew. Where do I start with the masterpiece that is Upstream Color? *cue run-on sentence* This has to be my favorite film of Sundance 2013, and spontaneously deciding to stand 87th in the waitlist line for this film in the Library Center Theatre on a snowy Saturday afternoon in Park City, Utah will forever be recorded in my personal history books as one of the best decisions I have ever made, second to accepting Christ. *mouthful over*
Directed and written by Shane Carruth, and starring Shane Carruth, Amy Seimetz, and Andrew Sensenig, this film shows the aftermath of Kris’ (Amy Seimetz) life and psychological state after she is kidnapped and drugged by a thief. While trying to make sense of it all, a subway ride introduces her to Jeff (Shane Carruth), a banker with whom she shares a mysterious bond. They fall in love and try to figure out the supernatural force that is ruling their lives. It’s not entirely clear who, or what, this force is, but the pig farmer, played by Andrew Sensenig, looks a little suspicious, and I’m still not 100% sure of his role. However, his performance is captivating and downright wonderful, as are the performances of Carruth and Seimetz.
“The Way, Way Back” is a Frontrunner
Think about your high school days. Remember that one awkward kid in your math class who everyone took pity on? Fourteen-year-old Duncan (Liam James) is that kid. The film follows Duncan throughout his trip to […]