THE MIGHTY TEN POINT BUCKS CLUB

3 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 12 minutes

It’s an enjoyable little piece, and I can’t say I disliked it, but it’s a bit slow and it has a wonky tone. At times it’s too goofy to be a satire, and then becomes too serious to be an over-the-top roast to hunting and hunters…


Posted on August 26, 2014 by

THE GOOD WORKER

4 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 10 minutes

You have good, solid acting, an intelligent story and some very, very good editing. Bannon crafted a great little film here, one that’s worth a look…


Posted on August 19, 2014 by

EXHIBIT A

4 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 19 minutes

I’d hazard to say that there’s a seed of a really good full length movie lurking in here…


Posted on August 14, 2014 by

TRUE STORIES FROM RUG CITY

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 26 minutes

It’s strong and smart storytelling that always makes you feel engaged, even if you can’t quite put your finger on why you feel that way…


Posted on July 31, 2014 by

BLIND

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 13 minutes

It’s about one of those small, intimate moments in your life that feels as if a combination of events all came together perfectly in order to create a strange but perfect surreal moment, one that words will later fail to convey to others why it felt so special to you…


Posted on July 19, 2014 by

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A DANCIST AMERICAN

4 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 14 minutes

The writing is really, really good here, which is as it should be, because this would be so hard to pull off otherwise. The main character, for example, is never quite likeable nor is he quite unlikeable. Instead, he feels like an actual person…


Posted on July 14, 2014 by

RHOMBUS

3 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 20 minutes

I don’t mind experimental films. I really don’t. In fact, I feel that they can be a palate cleanser for film buffs. When you’ve seen too many mainstream movies nothing is better for your soul than watching some weird shit made by genuinely artistic people…


Posted on July 8, 2014 by

THE FIRST STEP

3 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 7 minutes

I knew I was going to have fun watching this short when I saw the monster. Most filmmakers, when doing horror, wisely hide their monsters. It’s not that they’re being unimaginative – not always anyway – it’s just that innuendo and suggestion always both seem to work better and be more effective than an out-and-out revelation…


Posted on July 5, 2014 by

HAMAS-TER OF THE HOUSE

4 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 9 minutes

I’m pretty sure that this short has a political message that’s completely gone over my head. Not surprising, since it tackles the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, which is such a complete clusterfuck of a situation that it’s one of the few subjects in the whole of the entire universe that me and my big mouth have no opinion on…


Posted on June 20, 2014 by

THE PACKAGE

3 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 9 minutes

It’s low budget without being cheap, simple without being simpleminded, hip without being hipster, talky without being boring, funny without forcing it’s humor, and to top it off it has a neat little comedic twist at the end that works…


Posted on June 20, 2014 by

BETWEEN REGULARITY AND IRREGULARITY

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 8 minutes

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS SELECTION! I’d say it was like a bad acid trip, but that wouldn’t be fair to director Masahiro Tsutani, who did not just toss stuff at the screen for the sake of weirdness but put some effort into it…


Posted on January 24, 2014 by

THOSE PEOPLE OF THE SOUTH

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 11 minutes

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS SELECTION! The film is strange and somewhat random. Yet it is as complete of a document of a person’s life as anything else…


Posted on January 24, 2014 by

ROUGH TRADE

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 18 minutes

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS SELECTION! So this film has some not insignificant qualities going for it. Yet, even as I say this, it grates the hell out of me…


Posted on January 24, 2014 by

REAL ETHEREAL

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 12 minutes

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS SELECTION! It’s just madness from start to finish. It follows some degree of logic, but fucked if I can tell what it is…


Posted on January 24, 2014 by

RAVEL

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 8 minutes

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS SELECTION! You wouldn’t think watching a woman drag half a dozen or so bottles tied around her through the desert for seven minutes could be enthralling to watch. Yet that’s the long and short of it…


Posted on January 24, 2014 by

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