Sunday, April 21, 2013

Jason watches UPSTREAM COLOR

Well, that was odd and unsettling. And it's been a week since I've seen it so my memory is a little fuzzy. But there are drugs, distilled from worms in the soil of flowers that have turned blue. And a woman gets drugged and kidnapped with it. But it's all part of a huge confusing cycle.

This movie attempts to be willfully confusing by daring us to fall for the illusion of linear time and space, then frustrating your expectations and ultimately puncturing the illusion. If you see the truth that all time, all space, and all people (maybe even all living creatures) are one and the same (or alternate holographic manifestations of the common meta-reality), then it makes sense. But it's that tension that comes from puncturing linear space, time, and individuality that makes UPSTREAM COLOR so fascinating and unsettling, whether or not it really amounts to anything in the end. To answer that question, I'm afraid I'm going to have to see it again.

Running Time: 96 minutes
My Total Minutes: 323,686
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