Excerpt: Ranging in time from a mere seven minutes to a lengthy forty, the Documentary Short Oscar nominees are almost all well-crafted with fascinating stories to tell but all but one leaving you in deep existential crisis.
Excerpt: The 2019 Oscar nominated live action shorts hail from Spain, the UK, Canada and U.S., but while they take on many genres – true crime, mystery, coming of age adventure and drama – they all have one thing in common, death.
Excerpt: My pick: Vincent Lambe’s controversial and profoundly harrowing “Detainment,” a dramatization of the real-life police interrogations of the 10-year-old boys who killed a toddler in England in 1993.
Excerpt: Taken on the whole, this year’s short film nominees were a rather depressing affair. Apart form Animal Behavior, there was no humor to be found among the ten fiction short films. That doesn’t necessarily mean they were not good, they were just a little bit challenging to sit through at times.