Movies, Reviews

Oscar Shorts 2015: Animated

As per usual, the animated Oscar shorts far outshone the live-action ones this year. Is it even a competition anymore? ...was it ever? I guess that's why they have separate categories. The animated shorts kick ass every time. 1. Me and My Moulton (Canada/Norway) First up, we have the endearing tale of a young girl, her two sisters, and… Continue reading Oscar Shorts 2015: Animated

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Oscar Shorts 2015: Live Action

Welp, it's awards season, and that means only one thing here on Whoosh: Oscar short film reviews! This week you're getting the live-action, and next week (which is actually going to be after the Oscars air because I didn't get my shit together much in advance this year) you'll get the animated. If you're in the… Continue reading Oscar Shorts 2015: Live Action

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Oscar Shorts 2014: Animated

Last week I told you what I thought of the live action Oscar nominated shorts for the upcoming Oscars, which means this week we get to talk about the much more light-hearted animated shorts. I don't know what it is about animation that makes people opt for happier stories, but pretty much every year the… Continue reading Oscar Shorts 2014: Animated

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Oscar Shorts 2014: Live Action

For those of you new within the past year to this blog, one of my personal traditions is to watch & review the Oscar-nominated short films each year (2012, 2013). There's a local theater in Seattle (the Harvard Exit, now--it use to be at the Varsity) that plays both the animated and live-action shorts before… Continue reading Oscar Shorts 2014: Live Action

Movies, Reviews

Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts 2013

Who's watching the Oscars tonight?  Before you do, let's take a minute to talk about the Oscar-nominated animated shorts, because frankly they're the best part of the Oscars. If you haven't yet, check out my reviews of the live-action shorts, too. But for now, it's time to get animated. Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare"… Continue reading Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts 2013

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Oscar-Nominated Live Action Shorts of 2013

Like I mentioned a few weeks back, we seem to have found ourselves smack-dab in the middle of awards season again, with the Oscars coming up next weekend. And while most of the attention come Oscar season is on the feature films, I'm taking you on a trip through my favorite part of the show--the… Continue reading Oscar-Nominated Live Action Shorts of 2013

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The Value of a Good Genre Film

Well, folks, with the Golden Globes just past, the SAG awards just winding down, and the Oscars poking their glittery little noses around the corner, it's that time of the year again: pretentious movie appreciation season! Detecting a note of bitterness, are you? Yeah, you caught me. Don't get me wrong--I'm 100% movie nerd, right… Continue reading The Value of a Good Genre Film