Angry Robot

Upstream Color, Room 237, and why some movie mysteries don’t need to be solved

Well, maybe you SHOULDN’T read that big article I wrote. I actually agree in principle (mystery is good, plus great art tends to be open to many interpretations), but I think figuring out the ins and outs of the plot is worth doing, for critics or whomever. Half of the fun of movies that make you work hard is doing the work.

More Upstream Color links: a FAQ, an interview with Carruth in which he is surprisingly expository.

• May 7, 2013, 5:28 pm |