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Arthouse Audit: Self-Distributed 'Upstream Color' Shines in NY; 'Trance' & 'Company You Keep' Solid, Not Great

Three new openings showed potential this weekend. In its exclusive New York date, Shane Carruth's self-distributed "Upstream Color" broke new ground as an alternative to the others' more conventional releases. The other two more expensive films directed by past Oscar director winners, Danny Boyle's "Trance" and Robert Redford's "The Company You Keep," managed to overcome mixed reviews to decent results.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • April 7, 2013 4:28 PM
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Nick Nolte Rocks the House at 'The Company You Keep' Q&A, from Redford to Draft Dodging to Malick

Robert Redford is an impeccably controlled filmmaker who takes his art seriously. While none of his films have been as accessibly commercial as "Ordinary People," which won him the directing Oscar, this movie is Redford's best since "Quiz Show."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 5, 2013 5:26 PM
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Weekend Preview: Critics Rate Boyle, Carruth, and Redford Thrillers 'Trance,' 'Upstream Color,' and 'The Company You Keep'

Ready for intrigue at the movies this weekend? A batch of enigmatic and mysterious thrillers are hitting theaters, with varying critical results. Danny Boyle's "Trance," starring James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel, is getting praise for its hypnotically high-watt aesthetic, but critics point out this may be a case of style over substance.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 4, 2013 3:25 PM
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Immersed in Movies: Cinematographer Adriano Goldman Keeps 'Company' with Redford and Streep

For Adriano Goldman ("Jane Eyre," "Sin Nombre"), it's definitely about the company you keep. The Brazilian director of photography has shot Robert Redford as a former '70s Weather Underground radical on the run in "The Company You Keep," as well as Meryl Streep as the dysfunctional Midwestern matriarch in the upcoming adaptation of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "August: Osage County" (November 8).
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • April 4, 2013 3:06 PM
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