Movies, Reviews

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

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Oscar Shorts 2012: Live Action

Hopefully you enjoyed my summaries of the Animated Oscar shorts, because there's more where that came from. Here're my thoughts on the live action shorts, which I thought were considerably better than last year's overall. 1. Pentecost This Irish film centers on a young boy obsessed with soccer, whose father pushes him to be an… Continue reading Oscar Shorts 2012: Live Action

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Oscar Shorts 2012: Animated

There's a theater in the University District called the Varsity, and every year right before the Oscars they do showings of all of the nominated short films. Words cannot describe how brilliant this idea is. Ever since I found out about it (which, admittedly, was only last year), I've been going. It makes you feel… Continue reading Oscar Shorts 2012: Animated