Wednesday, February 15, 2012

2012 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Live Action

Well, I took in the Live Action shorts last night; "Pentecost," "Raju," "The Shore," "Time Freak," and "Tuba Atlantic." Of the five I enjoyed "Tuba Atlantic" the most. It's a Norwegian film about a crotchety old man living out his final 6 days with an "Angel of Death," a teenage volunteer who provides the "service" of helping the dying finish out their lives.

I also enjoyed "Pentecost," which mixed the very different worlds of Alter Boys and Soccer Players, it's short and sweet, well executed. "Raju," which is about a couple accidentally adopting a kidnapped child in India, is probably the frontrunner for the Academy Award, it's just seems perfectly suited for the Oscars. "The Shore" was a bit long, but wasn't bad. It seemed more like a shorten feature. "Time Freak" is one that stood out to me as maybe not being worthy of a nomination. It wasn't bad at all, but I just didn't think it was in the same league as the others. Still, it's worth a look it is fairly funny.

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