I decided to watch Upstream Color since it’s streaming on Netflix. It’s the second movie by Shane Carruth, the man behind Primer. I liked Primer even if I didn’t fully follow what happened since I’ve only seen it once. My spoiler-free thoughts ahead.

The basic story is easy to follow if you’re paying attention but you do have to pay attention since Professor Exposition never wanders onscreen to explain things. But the pieces are presented clearly enough to understand what’s going on. That said, I’m sure I missed the deeper message about relationships or whatever since I’m the guy who doesn’t get those things in fiction*.

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Charlie Jane raved about Upstream Color so you can read her posts about the movie for deeper thoughts.

*I’m an unapologetic mouth breathing Neanderthal when it comes to this stuff.