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: I confess I wasn't enraptured by Shane Carruth's Primer
, especially given my natural interest in just about any movie about time travel. It wasn't the dense mechanics of the movie that put me off so much as Carruth's film-wide flat affect that seemed to deliberately obscure its details, major and minor alike, to no end that I could understand. (The obvious answer is to watch the movie again; call me crazy but I'm not particularly fond of the sensation during a movie that I'll have to rewatch it to make any sense of what's going on and what's not.) Maybe the supposed love story element of Upstream Color
, which sounds even more elliptical than Primer
, will give me something to grab onto in Carruth's long-awaited return.