POLIÇA (feat. Justin Vernon) — Tiff
The New York Times has a new tumblr to chronicle the accidental haikus in its pages.
Whimsy is not a quality we usually associate with computer programs. We tend to think of software in terms of the function it fulfills. For example, a spreadsheet helps us do our work. A game of Tetris provides a means of procrastination. Social media reconnects us with our high school nemeses. But what about computer code that serves no inherent purpose in itself?
Upstream Color, the second feature film from writer-director Shane Carruth, realizes an uncompromising vision. It so successfully coheres an immeasurably wide array of shots, phrases, and sounds that it feels elegantly simple. Without a doubt, it defines Carruth as a contemporary auteur, but it does so without postmodern reflexivity: it is surpassingly sincere, a tour de force of unusual tenderness.
The primary story is an interrogation of the obstacles before intimacy created by the singular series of events which shapes each of us: the sequence which establishes our fixed beliefs…
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