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Haulout (2022) Short Film Review

Haulout (2022) Short Film Review

Haulout (2022)Directors: Maxim Arbugaev, Evgenia ArbugaevaStarring: Maxim Chakilev The Siberian Arctic. A dense ocean mist engulfs the horizon, covering sea, sand and objects in a deep grey. What’s beyond this place could be anyone’s guess. Then a man, armed with stick in hand, walks into shot. It’s like something from the pioneering early documentary film […]

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The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse (2022) Short Film Review

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse (2022) Short Film Review

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse (2022)Directors: Peter Baynton, Charlie MackesyScreenwriters: Charlie Mackesy, Jon CrokerStarring: Jude Coward Nicoll, Tom Hollander, Idris Elba, Gabriel Byrne The BBC and Apple TV+ animated children’s story book The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse is 2023’s all-star offering in the Oscars’ Animated Short category,

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Tuesday (2015) Short Film Review

Tuesday (2015) Short Film Review

Tuesday (2015) Director: Charlotte Wells Screenwriter: Charlotte Wells Starring: Megan McGill, Anita Vettesse, David Leith, Kirstie Steele Revisiting the debut short film of Scottish screenwriter-director Charlotte Wells in the midst of the exploding popularity of her critically acclaimed and record-breaking debut feature Aftersun feels like a small peak through the looking glass, the now prominent

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Kintsugi (2022) Short Film Review

Kintsugi (2022) Short Film Review

Kintsugi (2022) Director: Cleto Acosta-McKillop Screenwriters: Cleto Acosta-McKillop, Quinn Blackshere, Loretta Keresen, Christian Acosta-McKillop The world is a dark and forbidding place at times, and there seems little room for fun. When films like Kintsugi show up, therefore, the world can seem a little bit brighter and a little more refreshed. A beautiful and heartfelt

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False Memories – A Pseudo-Documentary (2022) Review

False Memories – A Pseudo-Documentary (2022) Review

False Memories – A Pseudo-Documentary (2022) Director: Jack Caffrey Screenwriters: Jack Caffrey Starring: Jack Caffrey The power of images cannot be understated. From drawing to sculpture, from photographs to moving pictures, visual culture has been used since the dawn of humanity to externally represent the inner reality of human existence. False Memories, the self-styled “Pseudo-Documentary”

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Robin Robin (2021) Short Film Review

Robin Robin (2021) Short Film Review

Robin Robin (2021) Directors: Daniel Ojari, Michael Please Screenwriters: Daniel Ojari, Michael Please, Sam Morrison Starring: Bronte Carmichael, Richard E. Grant, Gillian Anderson, Adeel Akhtar, Amira Macey-Michael Aardman Animation are world-renowned for offering some of the most imaginative and critically acclaimed stop motion animated films ever made. Their repertoire in the feature length realm includes

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Genius Loci (2021) Short Film Review

Genius Loci (2021) Short Film Review

Genius Loci (2021) Director: Adrien Merigeau Screenwriters: Adrien Merigeau, Nicolas Pleskof Starring: Nadia Moussa, Georgia Cusack, Jina Djemba French animation Genius Loci is unlike anything you’ll see in mainstream western animation. Conducted by screenwriter-director Adrien Merigeau and realised visually by Belgian artistic director Brecht Evens, this Animated Short nominee at the 2021 Oscars is abstract and ever-evolving,

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Yes-People (2021) Short Film Review

Yes-People (2021) Short Film Review

Yes-People (2021) Director: Gísli Darri Halldórsson Screenwriter: Gísli Darri Halldórsson A short animation that captures the idiosyncrasies of ordinary people like few others, Yes-People is probably the most quirky of all the Animation Short Subjects nominated at the 2021 Oscars, and a very timely exploration of the testing nature of living with and around one

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