MOVING

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS SELECTION!
It’s the kind of art that the auteur doesn’t want you to get right away…

Posted on January 23, 2014 in Reviews by

MOTHER CORN

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS SELECTION!
Guillermo Lecuona invokes the work of fellow Guillermo (del Toro) creating a supernatural element that is at once captivating and disturbing…

Posted on January 23, 2014 in Reviews by

GRAND MORELOS

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS SELECTION!
It follows dream-logic. You don’t realize that it makes no sense until you try to tell it to someone else…

Posted on January 23, 2014 in Reviews by

DAYBREAK

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS SELECTION!
“Daybreak” seems to suggest that being a shit is an essential rite of passage…

Posted on January 22, 2014 in Reviews by

THE GREGGS

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS SELECTION!
[A]n insane fever dream…

Posted on January 22, 2014 in Reviews by

THE WALK

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS SELECTION!
Regardless of how you feel about the ending, it will be memorable…

Posted on January 22, 2014 in Reviews by

OFF GROUND

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS SELECTION!
Some stunning visual effects and unusual choreography keep the viewer engaged for the entire running time, even if it’s not always clear what’s happening…

Posted on January 22, 2014 in Reviews by

PUI

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS SELECTION!
There isn’t much dialog in the film, but the scenery tells us enough…

Posted on January 22, 2014 in Reviews by

OVO

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ANARCHY SHORTS SELECTION! The music and visual effects are both enticing and violent, and may be considered principal characters in Wilson’s tour de force about life, death, retribution and new beginnings…

Posted on January 21, 2014 in Reviews by

WHITE HOT GRID

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ANARCHY SHORTS SELECTION!

Posted on January 21, 2014 in Reviews by

ODYSSEA

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS SELECTION! Maltz lets the symbols do their own talking. Red roses. Red flags. Red Blood (or is it wine?). I’ll let the viewer do his or her own translation. For me, in the words of the Grateful Dead, it’s a long, strange trip, albeit in a 12-minute film…

Posted on January 20, 2014 in Reviews by

OLD MOON

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS SELECTION! Bonnet uses a naturalistic approach (amazing and poignant, considering it was shot on a micro-budget) with some nice camerawork from Cristian Carretero. Subtlety has its benefits…

Posted on January 20, 2014 in Reviews by

BRADFORD-HALIFAX-LONDON

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS SELECTION! Lee, a character actor with appearances in a handful of British tv series over the last two decades, has recently turned to writing and directing shorts, and he’s got a deft touch for handling dialogue here, even if a few words are lost in stateside translation because of the Yorkshire dialect…

Posted on January 20, 2014 in Reviews by

MILK AND BLOOD

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS SELECTION! Basically a two-character skit, the performances of the two leads are nicely drawn. Englmair’s story (written with co-producer and director of photography, Ugla Hauksdóttir) is seriously flippant…

Posted on January 20, 2014 in Reviews by

TRAUMA

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS SELECTION! While the shadowy cinematography is okay, the limited dialogue and story line could have used better writing…

Posted on January 20, 2014 in Reviews by

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