Shane Caruth made the fascinatingly low budget time travel movie Primer a few years ago. That was a movie that I wanted to be better than it was. It was really smart. In fact, it was too smart. I don't mean that intelligence is bad. But the further on the movie went, it felt like Caruth wanted you to be confused. As soon as the movie was over, I had to go to the internet to understand what just happened. That is never a good sign.
Now we have his follow up: Upstream Color.
For this movie it looks like he skipped the "pre" and just went full on "tentious." Everything about this trailer screams "I'm smarter than you!" I can't make heads or tails of what is happening at all.