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Pinkerton (2005)

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James Black ... Detective Jack Garver
Brian Silverman ... Macon Parker (Drug Dealer)
Doug Brandl Doug Brandl ... Pinkerton
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A violent cop out for revenge meets an unexpected obstacle... See more »


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Best short film in years! (and I've seen a lot)
23 February 2006 | by mobotoboSee all my reviews

Okay - so I'm not sure if Aleem Hossain is a guy or a girl - so forgive me if I screw this up - I think he's a he... here it goes:

THIS GUY ROCKS. Wow. His film is only like 10 minutes long and it blew me away. To talk too much about the plot would be unfair - you have to see it for yourself. Suffice to say - if you like cop films - search this film out. If you don't like cop films - Hossain just made the cop film for you. Don't want to say more about it...

So I'll just say this. Hossain can direct. And write. And everything else it took to make this film. The film is expertly crafted and the amount of ground it covers in ten minutes is awesome. After watching this short I had a rare feeling for short films - that I wanted to see what this filmmaker was going to do next. He's clearly mastered a number of genres of film-making and has a tremendous imagination and sense of story. There's great camera work, visual design, and editing to boot.

So - if you want to see the best short film I've seen in years (and I've watched a lot of shorts) - check out Pinkerton. I'm always annoyed at the top ten "up and coming director" lists in the various industry publications - they rarely seem to get it right. And until I see Hossain's name on one of those lists I will continue to think they are flawed.


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15 June 2005 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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$17,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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1.85 : 1
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