Reviews: 2020 Oscar Nominated Shorts (2021)

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  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews [Animated]
    • Excerpt: The Oscar nominated short animations comprise the most diverse program of the three featuring the obligatory Disney selection, a charming lesson for kids, to an experimental rumination of city life from France, off-beat humor from Iceland, a damning expression of grief and a mind-blowing history of the entire world told in nine minutes.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews [Documentary]
    • Excerpt: The short subject documentaries cover a wide range of subjects this year, three reaching into the past while addressing contemporary issues.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews [Live Action]
    • Excerpt: The nominated short Live Action films all find a unique perspective to explore their themes. It is of note that the only two films not from the U.S. happen to be from Israel and Palestine.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews [Animated]
    • Excerpt: With one notable exception, this animation program is not for kids.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews [Documentary]
    • Excerpt: I appreciated these all more or less equally, so my ranking is somewhat arbitrary.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews [Live Action]
    • Excerpt: Cops or prejudice or a combination of the two are the connective themes that unite the majority of this year’s nominees.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ [Animated]
    • Excerpt: I don’t see how the astonishing “Opera,” by Erick Oh, doesn’t win the Oscar for Best Animated Short. This is a stupendous achievement, a cartoon clockwork depicting life, the universe, and everything.
  • [New] | Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight [All]